Bug 119513 - User deletion should not silently remove groups
User deletion should not silently remove groups
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-config-users (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2004-03-30 19:25 EST by Ben Stringer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-21 14:48:44 EDT
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Description Ben Stringer 2004-03-30 19:25:50 EST
Description of problem:
Removing a user will remove also remove their group if they are the
only member of that group. This should either be disabled or the user
should be prompted if they want this to happen. Whilst it makes sense
for "private groups", it does not necessarily make sense for standard

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a group "transient"
2. Create a user (non-private group) and change their primary group to
3. Delete the user.
Actual results:
The group "transient" goes too.

Expected results:
The group stays.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2004-04-21 11:20:39 EDT
The group "transient" will only be removed if it has a gid greater
than 499.  System groups are not removed when a user gets deleted. 
Only groups with gids greater than 499 will get automatically removed.  
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2004-05-21 14:48:44 EDT
Closing as 'notabug'.

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