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Bug 70399 - User names limited to 8 chars
User names limited to 8 chars
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-07-31 21:22 EDT by Kris Urquhart
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-31 21:22:04 EDT
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Description Kris Urquhart 2002-07-31 21:22:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
Under "Account Configuration", "Add" user, the user name field is limited to 8 
chars.  After install, I use adduser to create accounts with names longer than 
8 chars, so why not during install?
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-02 12:57:02 EDT
The POSIX specification limits you to 8 characters plus a null terminator.

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