Bug 116515 - chown: 'rpm.rpm': invalid user
Summary: chown: 'rpm.rpm': invalid user
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-22 08:30 UTC by Walker Aumann
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-22 21:43:49 UTC
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Description Walker Aumann 2004-02-22 08:30:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
When upgrading to latest rpm version, using 'yum upgrade', 

popt 100 % done 6/94
rpm 100 % done 7/94
/bin/chown: `rpm.rpm': invalid user
gimp-print 100 % done 8/94
pyxf86config 100 % done 9/94

Checking in another window, /etc/passwd and /etc/group both know about
rpm now.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to rpm-4.3-0.13 via 'yum upgrade'

Actual Results:  Saw message:
/bin/chown: `rpm.rpm': invalid user

Expected Results:  No error message

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-02-22 21:43:49 UTC
Both user/group "rpm" (== 37 iirc) are defined in the system accounts
distributed with Red Hat distros, have been for years.

Either install that package, or add the "rpm" user/group
manually before installing/upgrading rpm.

There is a slight chance that your getpwnam and getgrnam 
are failing with "rpm" as well.

Comment 2 Sammy 2004-02-23 01:22:14 UTC
This is a bug reported in devel tree attributed to coreutils. 
Apparently chown user.group format is not working anymore. 
Looking at the chown man page what works is chown user:group. 
If this is a permanent change a number of rpm's need to be updated. 

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