Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112334
cant put a . in user name, useradd is not a component!
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:00:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
cant put in my user name rich.adams
Worked find in red hat 8 and before.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: useradd: invalid user name 'rich.adams'
Expected Results: the user rich.adams is added to the password and
group and shadow files and works from a login....
there are 874 hits in google search on the topic "invalid user name"
having a . or : in chown has nothing to do with solving the original
question from Robin Green!
Also is doesnt work to use a capitol letter or some other punctuation
marks such as @ like we all are getting used to use in our dsl
usernames such as email@example.com
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