Bug 116515 - chown: 'rpm.rpm': invalid user
chown: 'rpm.rpm': invalid user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-22 03:30 EST by Walker Aumann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-22 16:43:49 EST
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Description Walker Aumann 2004-02-22 03:30:26 EST
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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.  

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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 16:43:49 EST
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 2004-02-22 20:22:14 EST
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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