|Summary:||newgrp gives misleading output|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Stephen Gardner <stephen-rhel>|
|Component:||util-linux||Assignee:||Karel Zak <kzak>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||RHBA-2006-0061||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-03-07 18:03:51 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Stephen Gardner 2005-04-03 22:27:09 UTC
Description of problem: When the newgrp command is run with a non-existent group name it includes the word "Success" which is misleading. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): RHEL4-AS-U0 (i386 & x86_64) [also seen on RHEL3-AS-U4 (i386)] util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.6 How reproducible: Always (whether newgrp is run as root or as a normal user) Steps to Reproduce: 1. newgrp foo Actual results: [ output from command ] newgrp: No such group.: Success Expected results: [ output from command ] newgrp: No such group. Additional info: The path through the ifs in the source code (from the SRPM) looks fine and the exit code (1) is set correctly. Although not a real fix if perror is replaced with puts in newgrp.c the expected output is produced.
Comment 1 Stephen Gardner 2005-04-03 23:00:09 UTC
For clarity in the "Description of problem" I should have stated clearly that the newgrp command returns the word "Success" in the output even though it encounters an error.
Comment 2 Karel Zak 2005-07-29 09:28:00 UTC
It's bug in perror() usage. The getgrnam() function returns NULL _or_ en error. I will fix it with something more important in some future update.
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-07 18:03:52 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2006-0061.html