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Bug 78376 - crash when changing the group name of an existing group
crash when changing the group name of an existing group
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libuser (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
: 121252 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-11-21 16:22 EST by Brent Fox
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:58 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.51.10-1
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Last Closed: 2004-09-02 18:20:08 EDT
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Description Brent Fox 2002-11-21 16:22:51 EST
When trying to change the name of an existing group with a little Python script:


import libuser

a = libuser.admin()
groupEnt = a.lookupGroupByName('testgroup')
print groupEnt.get(libuser.GROUPNAME)[0]
groupEnt.set(libuser.GROUPNAME, "newname")
print groupEnt.get(libuser.GROUPNAME)[0]

I get the following error:

[root@bfox tmp]# ./modify.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./modify.py", line 10, in ?
RuntimeError: unknown error

I don't think that the error is in the Python script.  Any ideas what's
happening in libuser at this point?  The bug prevents being able to change a
group name with redhat-config-users.  This bug exists as far back as
7.3...perhaps further back but I haven't tested that.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-16 16:09:25 EST
nalin: ping?
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2004-09-01 12:59:31 EDT
*** Bug 121252 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2004-09-02 18:20:08 EDT
Should be fixed in libuser-0.51.10-1, when it hits rawhide.

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