Bug 91503 - Runtime Error forces me to Kill app
Runtime Error forces me to Kill app
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libuser (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2003-05-23 10:03 EDT by Justin Churchey
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 1.2.4-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-12-15 19:43:14 EST
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Simple python program to demonstrate libuser bug (308 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2003-07-11 17:08 EDT, Brent Fox
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Description Justin Churchey 2003-05-23 10:03:23 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030410

Description of problem:
When adding user to groups (apache and mysql), dialog goes grey as if
processing, but terminal returns the following message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-users/userProperties.py", line 502, in
RuntimeError: unknown error                                     

I also had to change the username b/c the program did not support underscores in
the username, which has been there since I installed HR initially as 7.3.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.I choose my user and click properties
2.Go to the groups tab and add the user to the two groups mentioned
3.Change the username
4.Click the Apply button

Actual Results:  Program freezes, terminal outputs the Runtime Error, and I am
forced to kill the program.

Expected Results:  Program adds users to the appropriate groups.

Additional info:

Using WindowMaker that came installed w/ RH 9.0, if that is of any importance. 
I had a similar problem that caused for the deletion of the user and the loss of
their preferrences. Had to recreate the user and attempt to restore link between
user and the preferrences using

chown -R
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-07-11 17:07:22 EDT
Actually, this looks like a bug in libuser.

Nalin, can you take a look at this?  I'm attaching a simple python progam that
demonstrates the problem on my test machine.  BTW, this problem still exists in
our most recent development tree.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-07-11 17:08:49 EDT
Created attachment 92890 [details]
Simple python program to demonstrate libuser bug
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-07-11 17:11:03 EDT
When running that program on my machines, I get the following traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/change_username.py", line 15, in ?
RuntimeError: unknown error
Comment 4 Justin Churchey 2003-07-11 21:35:43 EDT
What kind of problems can be wrong w/ the libuser library?  What exactly is this
bug doing?

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