[Bug 241461] Re: OpenVPN deletes its own user group in Hardy.

Thierry Carrez thierry.carrez at canonical.com
Fri Jul 25 14:08:45 BST 2008

>> 2/ openvpn is configured to run as openvpn user out-of-the-box
>> in Gutsy, and when you upgrade to hardy it runs as root.
> Case number 2.

Like I said, my testing on a fresh gutsy install has failed to reproduce
that :

$ sudo apt-get install openvpn
$ grep openvpn /etc/passwd | wc -l
$ grep openvpn /etc/group | wc -l

No "openvpn" user or group is created upon openvpn install in Gutsy. So
openvpn isn't configured to run as "openvpn" user out-of-the-box in
Gutsy... Furthermore I see no reference to a specific user creation in
the Gutsy package.

Could you please explain in more detail and provide the information I
asked in comment #3 : name of the user or group that were created, the
version you originally installed, the version you upgraded to, the type
of upgrade you've performed...

OpenVPN deletes its own user group in Hardy.
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