On 01/03/2018 10:17 AM, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
I don't remember installing it. I've checked the installation
machine on which I recently installed Fedora-27 on bare hardware;
$ rpm -qa | grep gluster
doesn't show anything, so I must have done something to cause the
gluster filesystem to be installed.
Right, it's not part of the default install.
Is there any reason not to remove it?
On the other hand, is gluster useful for some particular purpose? For
example, can it be configured as a backup system to protect a computer
against ransomware, etc?
It's a distributed network file system. It's kind of like nfs but with
multiple servers and each file has multiple copies on different servers.
Here are the results of the commands you asked about:
$ rpm -qf /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/gluster.conf
I suspect that it was brought in by qemu. Did you install
virtualization packages? The strange part is that the user wasn't
created. If that had happened, you would never have noticed that it was
I suggest filing a bug at
with the info from your original message. It seems like a bug to me
that it's expecting a user that it didn't create.