Bug 17518 - Buf in userdel/useradd programs.
Summary: Buf in userdel/useradd programs.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-09-14 20:59 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-14 21:17:34 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-09-14 20:59:26 UTC
In Redhat from V5.2 up to Beta7.0 I foudn a bug in the userdel script..


I added a user named user1, adduser added them to /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow
and /etc/groups.  usualy creating and adding them to group named user1..
If this group already exists it will make a duplicate group entry.  When
you try to userdel
this account with the duplicate group entries userdel will hang, using
strace on this showed
it stuck in a loop loggin to /var/log/messages, the message in
/var/log/messages would
repeat deleting group user1..

Basicly userdel needs to be smart enough not to choke if there are 2
entries for a group in the groups file.. and adduser needs to be smart
enough not to add it a second time if it allready exists.


Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-01 22:43:19 UTC
This is fixed in 7.0 final.

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