Bug 835636 - boot warning >> udevd[493] specified group 'plugdev' unknown
Summary: boot warning >> udevd[493] specified group 'plugdev' unknown
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: argyllcms
Version: 17
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-26 16:49 UTC by Benny Amorsen
Modified: 2013-08-01 00:44 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 815093
Last Closed: 2013-08-01 00:44:17 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Benny Amorsen 2012-06-26 16:49:14 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #815093 +++

The warning "udevd[493] specified group 'plugdev' unknown" is always shown on boot, the number varies each time, I guess that's to do with sequence systemd runs.

The boot sequence is not stopped and the installation runs correctly, except that the alsa interfaces sometimes show up late.

I can't find "plugdev" using a text search recursively in /etc - so I don't know where it's coming from.

Any ideas?

--- Additional comment from harald on 2012-04-23 06:31:49 EDT ---

$ fgrep -r plugdev /{etc,lib}/udev/rules.d
/etc/udev/rules.d/99-libftdi.rules:SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6010", MODE="0664", GROUP="plugdev"

$ rpm -qf /etc/udev/rules.d/99-libftdi.rules

--- Additional comment from kay on 2012-04-23 07:16:42 EDT ---

The group "plugdev" is a pretty misguided and inflexible Ubuntu concept to grant
device access to ordinary users.

Fedora supports dynamic uder ACLs, and does not want to support any static
groups for users.

The rule needs to be fixed, the group "plugdev" should not exist on Fedora.


The same problem applies to argyllcms:

# fgrep -r plugdev /{etc,lib}/udev/rules.d
/lib/udev/rules.d/55-Argyll.rules:# Otherwise, restrict access to members of the plugdev group
/lib/udev/rules.d/55-Argyll.rules:ENV{COLOR_MEASUREMENT_DEVICE}=="*?", ENV{ACL_MANAGE}!="*?", MODE="660", GROUP="plugdev"
# rpm -qf /lib/udev/rules.d/55-Argyll.rules

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