Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80462
adduser don't allow '.' in user name
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:59:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
adduser don't allow char '.' in user name
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
As root :
# adduser f.matias
adduser: invalid user name 'f.matias'
Same problem with firstboot. With firstboot add the user 'f.matias' (for
example) and you get :
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/firstboot/firstbootWindow.py", line 336, in nextClicked
result = module.apply(self.notebook)
File "/usr/share/firstboot/modules/create_user.py", line 141, in apply
RuntimeError: name contains invalid char `.'
Actual Results: Don't work.
Expected Results: user with a char '.' added.
Created attachment 91682 [details]
work around for but
Can use newusers utility to add users with perion (".") in user name.
The bug #89205 has a working patch for this problem. I did not check firstboot.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89205 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.