Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144547
system-config-users adds arbitrary information to /etc/group when adding a user to a new group.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
I first discovered the problem when I was trying to add a user (pete)
on my system to group wheel with system-config-users. I noticed that
after making the changes there were bogus users in the wheel group in
/etc/group. I expected to see something along the lines of
"wheel:x:10:root,pete", however the line had two extra (non-existing)
users in it: "wheel:x:10:root,t,oot,pete". I was able to recreate the
problem many times. I even created a test user to test the problem on
and the same results appeared. Not sure if this is a bug or not but it
looks as if it is.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open system-config-users
2. Select a user from the users and click on properties
3. Click on the groups tab
4. Scroll down and check the box in front of wheel
5. Check the users in the wheel group in /etc/group
Actual Results: [pete@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/group | grep wheel
Expected Results: [pete@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/group | grep wheel
This works for me, I have the same s-c-users version and libuser-0.52.5-1. Which
version of libuser do you have? Does running s-c-users from the command line
give any error messages?
(This is a mass update to bugs which have been in NEEDINFO unmodified for over a
year and are for a currently unsupported version of Fedora Core.)
Closing per lack of response to previous request for information.
This bug was originally filed against a much earlier version of Fedora
Core, and significant changes have taken place since the last version
for which this bug is confirmed.
Note that FC3 and FC4 are supported by Fedora Legacy for security
fixes only. Please install a still supported version and retest. If
it still occurs on FC5 or FC6, please reopen and assign to the correct
version. Otherwise, if this a security issue, please change the
product to Fedora Legacy. Thanks, and we are sorry that we did not
get to this bug earlier.