Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116571
chown does not allow dotted notation
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:03:28 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to coreutils-5.2.0-4
/bin/chown doesn't allow for user.group dotted notation.
/bin/chown should allow for user.group dotted notation as previous
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 116536 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.