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Title: affa --rise --all /etc/passwd missmatch UID GID
Post by: Catton on July 30, 2018, 08:59:23 AM
SME9 64bit affa to new hardware. I have done many times in the past. This time I am getting a strang affect after the rise. If I use the /sbin/e-smith/console 'configure this server' and scroll through screens not making any changes - I am still prompted to apply changes and reboot. The same occurs again if I try it again after the reconfigure/reboot.
Before the rise , I did install all updates and contribs.

smeserver-userpanel \
smeserver-thinclient \
smeserver-geoip \
smeserver-phpmyadmin \
smeserver-crontab_manager \
smeserver-nfs \
smeserver-dhcpmanager \
smeserver-wbl \
smeserver-sme9admin \
smeserver-tftp-server \
smeserver-phpldapadmin \
smeserver-vacation \
smeserver-lazy_admin_tools \
smeserver-mailsorting \
smeserver-tw-logonscript \
smeserver-remoteuseraccess \
smeserver-denyhosts \
smeserver-roundcube \
smeserver-openvpn-s2s \
install smeserver-affa \
ImageMagick \
iftop smeserver-webfilter smeserver-fail2ban cacti phpvitualbox.

So I reverted back to the old server and did some searching.

The one thing I could see was the UID GID number mismatch between the two.
Just one example:
cacti:x:392:392::/usr/share/cacti:/sbin/nologin -- New Hardware
cacti:x:394:393::/usr/share/cacti:/sbin/nologin -- Old Prod Server

Do the UID GID numbers need to match between both servers ?
If so then should some contribs be installed post rise?
Is there a way to see what the console command thought was being changed ??

Title: Re: affa --rise --all /etc/passwd missmatch UID GID
Post by: ReetP on August 03, 2018, 03:01:52 PM
I can't remember exactly off the top of my head but remember seeing am issue with mismatched IDs before.

Have a good search in foros/wiki/bugs

I *think* it is better to install contribs post rise as otherwise they will create a new user with new ID.

Title: Re: affa --rise --all /etc/passwd missmatch UID GID
Post by: Catton on August 03, 2018, 06:10:17 PM
Hi ReetP,
Thanks for the reply,

   I did check the bugs first. I think I figured what I did wrong after the rise and that was to run the console command - configure this server - but not make any changes - but then was prompted to reconfigure/reboot.

On my next try on a fresh load with all the contribs installed - I ran affa and rise - and just reboot as instructed.
This time I no longer get the issue with the console command when I made no changes.

I can still verify that at least with cacti -  grep cacti  /etc/passwd - on the new hardware post rise

cacti:x:394:393::/usr/share/cacti:/sbin/nologin -- Old Prod Server
The  UID GID still mismatch but I dont see any ill effects.

I will in the future install contribs that create user IDs post rise.

Title: Re: affa --rise --all /etc/passwd missmatch UID GID
Post by: ReetP on August 03, 2018, 09:42:24 PM
Cool, and glad you got it sorted.

I don't guarantee it, but contribs tend to look for already created users before adding a new one.

So better to let it 'rise' and then install contribs.

On a first reboot you may get odd messages about missing bits if contribs are not installed, but those should resolve themselves once they are.