Bug 746210

Summary: The usermod command can not expand groups
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Singer Michael <info>
Component: shadow-utilsAssignee: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 16CC: pvrabec, tmraz
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Description Singer Michael 2011-10-14 07:10:06 EDT
Description of problem:
While expanding the group membership of a user, an error occurs. I want to record the user "michael" in the group "users" with the following command in the console:

# usermod -a -G users michael
# echo $?

When executing this command does not error or it is not displayed. The return code is zero. In the file /etc/group the user is listed as a member of the group "users".

# grep users /etc/group

Now, when I command "id" is the newly added group "user" in the user "michael" is not displayed.

# id michael
uid=1000(michael) gid=1000(michael) Gruppen=1000(michael)

Thus, the user "michael" no rights "users" group.

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How reproducible:
Repeatedly reproduced on each execution of the command.

Steps to Reproduce:
see obove
Actual results:
It can not be added to other user groups.

Expected results:

Additional info:

# uname -a
Linux diego 3.1.0-0.rc9.git0.0.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Oct 5 15:30:54 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Fedora installation media: Fedora-16-Beta-x86_64-netinst.iso

All installed software has been updated today (10/14/2011) and is up to date. Let me know if you still need additional information.

Michael Singer
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2011-10-14 07:22:22 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 745675 ***