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Bug 116571 - chown does not allow dotted notation
chown does not allow dotted notation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 116536
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-02-23 06:22 EST by Felipe Alfaro Solana
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:03 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:01:32 EST
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Description Felipe Alfaro Solana 2004-02-23 06:22:42 EST
Description of problem:
Starting with coreutils 5.2.0-4, /bin/chown does not allow simple
dotted user.group notation as previous versions did. It seems that
only the colon user:group notation is allowed:

# /bin/chown rpm.rpm /tmp/whatever
/bin/chown: `rpm.rpm': invalid user

Also, when upgrading the rpm package, a similar error is shown as it
seems the post script invokes /bin/chown rpm.rpm on some files.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to coreutils-5.2.0-4
Actual results:
/bin/chown doesn't allow for user.group dotted notation.

Expected results:
/bin/chown should allow for user.group dotted notation as previous
versions did.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-02-23 06:52:01 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 116536 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:01:32 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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