in users-admin the name 'root' is checked instead of uid 0

Bug #255980 reported by flaviano petrocchi on 2008-08-08
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GST
Won't Fix
Low
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-system-tools

System: Ubuntu 8.04.1 Package: gnome-system-tools 2.22.0
I use an alternate root user with login capabilities, created with "useradd -u 0 -o -g 0 -G 0 -m -s /bin/bash superuser", and i often login graphically with him. I know this is not in the Ubuntu policy, but this can be done in every Linux system so should be handled correctly. I made some experiments and saw that if in the /etc/passwd my superuser comes before the root user, users-admin doesn't recognize him as root. I found out that in users/users-settings.c function is_user_root uses login = oobs_user_get_login_name (user) and strcmp (login, "root") == 0. I think this should be corrected with something like uid = oobs_user_get_uid(user) and uid == 0. Because any user with uid = 0 has root privileges and should be treated as root whatever his name is. Thanks for your attention. Best regards.

Andreas Moog (ampelbein) wrote :

I can confirm that this should be changed.

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: New → Confirmed
Andreas Moog (ampelbein) wrote :

I just added this bug to Bugzilla. (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=547864)

Changed in gst:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gst:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gst:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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