Bug 219269 - Unknown Group "netdev" in message bus configuration
Summary: Unknown Group "netdev" in message bus configuration
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 219218
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: avahi
Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Bacovsky
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-12-12 11:18 UTC by Roffe Moshe
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-12-18 17:07:41 UTC

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Description Roffe Moshe 2006-12-12 11:18:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
after, dbus yum upgrade, on version 1.0.1-2.fc6
there is a warning that is loged on the screen that say:
Unknopwn group "netdev" in message bus configuration.

after that GDM appears but you can't login to KDE or GNOME (it hangs in the middle and that it complains about DCOP,etc..).

adding the group using
#groupadd netdev

clears the issue and you can login again.

the problem must be fixed soon. many people (un-technical) after doing yum update, won't be able to login to their desktop. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. do yum update to dbus
2. reboot, or restart the messagebus (/etc/init.d/messagebus restart)
3. restart X
4. you can't login at the GDM

Actual Results:
KDE or GNOME hnags in the middle.
dbus-daemon --system, seem to appear in ps, but it doesn't work.

Expected Results:
normal login.

Additional info:
the workaround appeared at:

Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2006-12-14 17:59:44 UTC
<policy group="netdev"> is in /etc/dbus-1/system.d/avahi-dbus.conf.  This is a
debianism.  Avahi changed its security profile upstream.  I think we need a
policy from now on dealing with auditing anything that goes into
/etc/dbus-1/system.d/.  Please grab the old service file and rebuild this for

Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2006-12-18 17:07:41 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 219218 ***

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