[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#603315: Bug#603315: Bug#603315: wrongly complains about user being logged in on userdel
nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Tue Nov 16 22:56:02 UTC 2010
clone 603315 -1
reassign -1 gdm3
retitle -1 user Debian-gdm shall not be deleted during purge before its processes are terminated
severity 603315 wishlist
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:14:53AM +0100, biebl at debian.org wrote:
> On 15.11.2010 23:12, Nicolas François wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:59:56PM +0100, biebl at debian.org wrote:
> >> today I tried to purge the gdm3 package, which in postrm tries to delete
> >> the "Debian-gdm" user it created on installation. This failed though, as
> >> userdel wrongly complained about the user being logged in:
> >> pluto:~# lastlog -u Debian-gdm
> >> Username Port From Latest
> >> Debian-gdm **Never logged in**
> >> pluto:~# userdel Debian-gdm
> >> userdel: user Debian-gdm is currently logged in
> > Instead of using lastlog, can you try if Debian-gdm is still executing
> > processes?
> > (something like "ps U Debian-gdm")
> There was indeed a process running under the Debian-gdm uid:
> 1419 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authenticatio
> I tried to reproduce the problem (install and uninstall gdm3) but failed so far,
> so I'm not sure what to do about this bug.
> At least the error message was a bit misleading. If it had said something like:
> the following processes are still running under that user uid
> it would have been more obvious to me what was going on.
In shadow, I will change the error message so that it became clearer.
(I did not check the gdm3 script, so I'm not sure of the best solution for
gdm3, I just assume that a service need first to be killed before the user
can be deleted)
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