Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251588
Duplicate group in /etc/group
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:12 EST
Description of problem:
Using the properties dialog it is possible to override an existing group when
modifying the name of a different group.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.As a none root user open the system-config-user utility - enter root password
2.Select the group tab, select any none group excluding root from the list, in
my case the group is called ray.
3.Click the properties button.
4.Alter the group name field to root and press ok.
The group gets renamed to root. Additionally if you inspect /etc/group you will
see that it now contains two entries for root. Each entry in /etc/group has
been assigned the group id of the selected group (in step 2).
The utility should inform the user that the name is already being used and force
them to select a unique name.
The create group function already checks for the existence of an existing group
with the same name.
I've fixed this in the upstream repository. I need to fix some other things
before I can package a new version though.
system-config-users-1.2.64-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
system-config-users-1.2.64-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.