Bug 179093 - groupadd does not allow POSIX compliant group names
Summary: groupadd does not allow POSIX compliant group names
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-01-27 12:36 UTC by Markus Schöpflin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-30 09:43:29 UTC
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Description Markus Schöpflin 2006-01-27 12:36:43 UTC
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Description of problem:
groupadd rejects upper case characters in the group name.

# groupadd FOOBAR
groupadd: FOOBAR is a not a valid group name

IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 specifies that user and group names are composed of characters from the portable filename character set. The portable filename character set is defined as [a-z][A-Z][0-9][._-]. Therefore the group name is valid according to POSIX and I'm very surprised to find that groupadd doesn't accept this group name.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. groupadd FOOBAR

Actual Results:  groupadd: FOOBAR is a not a valid group name

Expected Results:  The group should be created.

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Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2006-01-30 09:43:29 UTC
It's fixed in shadow-utils-4.0.3-26.RHEL3 in next update.

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