[Pkg-shadow-devel] redhat patches

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Mon Nov 19 15:10:42 UTC 2007

Note to self.

On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 03:08:26PM +0100, nicolas.francois at centraliens.net wrote:
> I plan to remove the test in useradd, and add a more generic test in
> commonio_update that would fix this bug in userdel and usermod (e.g. add a
> find_next_entry_by_name function, and check that no other entries are
> found with the same name).

I implemented this, but this break the split group feature ;(
I will probably add something specific in gr_open and gr_close to handle
the split groups.

 * The feature should be mentioned in group(5)
   (but it is not distributed with the shadow utils)
 * The check in grpck shall be changed
 * other tools which retrieve the list of members shall be checked. (IIRC,
   there is already a correct API for that.)
 * Tools which change the list of members should be checked (handling the
   feature at the gr_open/gr_close level should be sufficient).
(* The feature should be configurable in login.defs. e.g. SPLIT_GROUP to
   mention the max size of a group line)


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