Bug 6245 - newly added users don't have 'group' assigned to them
newly added users don't have 'group' assigned to them
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6089
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-10-22 11:08 EDT by wayland_chan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-02 13:50:10 EST
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Description wayland_chan 1999-10-22 11:08:50 EDT
I added several users in 6.0 before upgrading to 6.1. Then I
proceeded to add some more users (using
linuxconf-1.16r3.2-2) when I noticed that the newly added
users don't have a default group assigned.

In 6.0, if I added a user 'wchan'. That account would have
group 'wchan' as well.

/etc/group has 2 lines which for the newly added users (6.1
with no groups)...

:*:508:
:*:509:


I used linuxconf to modify the 2 users, I added groups for
them (same as their userid). Now my /etc/group looks like...

:*:508:
:*:509:
macarta:*:510:
xuem:*:511:


Is this a bug?

Thanks....great job on 6.1. The /upgrade install was slick.


Wayland Chan
Comment 1 kresa 1999-11-03 12:17:59 EST
it is a bug, since it breaks /etc/csh.login, line:
[ `id -gn` = `id -un` -a `id -u` -gt 14]
fails, and then the /etc/profile.d stuff doesn't get executed
if login shell is tcsh
Comment 2 jack 1999-11-30 12:20:59 EST
This was fixed in 1.16r7
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-02 13:50:59 EST
Our next errata release of linuxconf (after we finish testing) should
fix this.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6089 ***

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