Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143308
grpck interprets the gshadow file incorrectly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
grpck does not interpret the lines of the gshadow file correctly.
It even happens after deleting the gshadow file and recreating it
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. grpck -r
Actual Results: shadow group bin: no user oot
delete member `oot'? No
shadow group daemon: no user
delete member `'? No
shadow group daemon: no user x
delete member `x'? No
shadow group daemon: no user ot
delete member `ot'? No
shadow group daemon: no user in
delete member `in'? No
Expected Results: nothing
I have verified this on three different servers.
Confirmed with shadow-utils-4.0.3-56 too.
shadow-utils-4.0.3-21.i386 does not exhibit this behavior.
Just wanted to mention that I'm seeing this issue on Fedora Core 2. Do
I need to send in the necessary patches or is someone already working
on this issue?
I have the same failure on a Fedora Core 2 like Ben Thomas. How can
be resolved? There is any way to fix it?
This is a pretty serious problem as we run grpck daily to ensure
uptime in the event of /etc/group corruption.
Yes we are having the same issue on one of our Fedora core 2 servers.
We hope this will be fixed soon/
the maxmem patch is horked. is there any reason why the code in
sgetgrent.c can't be used? attaching...
Created attachment 110404 [details]
dynamically allocate list function
I've rebuilt the shadow-utils RPM with Zing's modified maxmem patch.
It's available at:
I've only tested it on my home machine, running FC3, and it seems to
work. (Where 'work' == 'doesn't spit out nonsensical errors') YMMV,
use at your own risk.
I hope to test it with a few FC2 boxes later today. Hopefully this can
tide us over until a fixed RPM comes Down From Above(tm).
Created attachment 111466 [details]
fixed maxmem.patch from Mogens Kjaer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am having this same problem with FC3 and need to get the fix, up2date is not
showing anything newer then:
shadow-utils 4.0.3 56 i386
Which I re-installed to be sure.