Bug 6446 - Can't enter additional groups that take up more than 200 characters
Can't enter additional groups that take up more than 200 characters
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
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: 1999-10-28 00:33 EDT by web
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-15 15:59:53 EST
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Description web 1999-10-28 00:33:18 EDT
when editing/adding normal users, the additional groups
field takes only 200 characters and truncates the rest, but
doenot show this in the field (you may type many more
characters than this) After removing groups over the 200
character limit and quiting/saving - the group file must be
edited manually to include the missing additional group
information.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-02 13:56:59 EST
Jacques, I assume this was fixed along with the blank group
problem, correct?
Comment 2 Dale Lovelace 1999-12-02 15:14:59 EST
This is (fixed?) in linuxconf-1.16r10. You can't type past 200 characters in the
"supplemental groups" field. This version of Linuxconf should be in the next
Rawhide release.
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-02 16:31:59 EST
Reopened until we actually release linuxconf-1.16r10-1 or later as an
errata update.
Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-02 20:37:59 EST
Jacques says that the interface will change to be able to add more groups
in the future.  In linuxconf-1.16r10, the 200 character limit will be better
enforced so that typing won't be lost.  The short-term workaround is to use
groupmod until linuxconf has fuller support for editing group lists.

Note that NGROUP_MAX is set to 32 in Linux and is not likely to change in
the forseeable future, so a user can be in a maximum of 32 suplementary
groups.
Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-15 15:59:59 EST
1.16r10-2 released

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