BoKS treats uid/gid as signed values on Linux, causing large values to be stored as negative values in /etc/passwd and /etc/group files


BoKS treats user uid/gids as signed values on all operating systems except IBM AIX, where it is treated as an unsigned value, but in fact uid/gid is also an unsigned value on Red Hat and SuSE.

This causes the uid/gui on Red Hat and SuSE to be written as a negative value if greater than 2147483647.

Resolution / Workaround

Install hotfix HFBM-0028-1 from the HelpSystems Community Portal.

This hotfix includes a modified version of boks_clntd which resolves this issue.

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Last Modified On: May 25, 2018