Bug 199333 - rpmbuild segfaults for a user with an unassigned gid
Summary: rpmbuild segfaults for a user with an unassigned gid
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Panu Matilainen
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Reported: 2006-07-18 22:41 UTC by Lester Scofield
Modified: 2012-06-20 13:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 13:22:57 UTC
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Description Lester Scofield 2006-07-18 22:41:30 UTC
Description of problem:
I has a user on a dev box who is managed by LDAP auth. The user's group id did
not exist in the local /etc/group file.  when doing an rpmbuild as this user,
and building an rpm from files owned by this non-existant group rpmbuild would
segfault right away.  Once the gid is added in /etc/group rpmbuild worked as

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How reproducible:
Have not tried to reproduce, but I can give it a try.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create user with a gid that is not used in /etc/group
2. build src rpm package as this user, so that all new files are owned by this
bad group
3. call rpmbuild 
Actual results:
rpmbuild segfaults

Expected results:
creation of an rpm

Additional info:

The user used to create the rpm did everything localy, i.e. in $HOME, not

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2006-07-24 01:59:44 UTC
Is nscd running? If not, try starting the daemon.

Adding the group to /etc/group is the very easy workaround, highly recommended.

Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2006-09-20 10:08:19 UTC
Does nscd make this work?

Comment 3 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 13:22:57 UTC
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
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