Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 586861
maximum size of groupname, username is 31 characters
Last modified: 2011-01-13 18:28:03 EST
Description of problem:
groupadd doesn't accept group name with 32 characters (maximum is 31)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
.qa.[root@x86-64-5s-m1 ~]# echo -n "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" | wc -c
.qa.[root@x86-64-5s-m1 ~]# groupadd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
groupadd: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz is not a valid group name
error: invalid group name
Created attachment 435265 [details]
adjusted goodname patch
man page fix will be needed too.
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Previously, the maximum number of character for username and groupname was limited to 31. With this update Maximum size of username and groupname is set to 32 characters.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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