Bug 217177

Summary: id <username> fails with "id: cannot print security context when user specified"
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mike Bonnet <mikeb>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Version: rawhideCC: meyering, pnasrat
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: 5.97-16.fc6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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fix for the above none

Description Mike Bonnet 2006-11-24 12:35:37 EST
Description of problem:
When passing a username to id, it prints the message

id: cannot print security context when user specified

and exits with status 1.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run: id root
Actual results:
id: cannot print security context when user specified

Expected results:
No error

Additional info:
Comment 2 Jim Meyering 2006-11-24 12:45:01 EST
Running id with both a user name and -Z doesn't make sense.
And that's why id now fails -- this recent change addressed BZ#211089.
The problem is not with coreutils, but rather with the code that
invokes "id" that way.
Comment 3 Mike Bonnet 2006-11-24 13:05:33 EST
I am not passing -Z to id.  The problem occurs with a straight

$ id root

and with

$ id -g root

There is no -Z being passed on the command-line.
Comment 4 Jim Meyering 2006-11-24 13:13:27 EST
Oh!  That makes all the difference.  Obviously a bug.  I should have tried your
"How to reproduce" command.
Comment 5 Jim Meyering 2006-11-24 13:25:33 EST
Created attachment 142084 [details]
fix for the above

FYI, here's the obvious (albeit untested) patch.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2006-11-24 13:36:38 EST