[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#445485: passwd: hierarchycal group support

alex bodnaru alexbodn at 012.net.il
Sat Oct 6 07:36:37 UTC 2007

Package: passwd
Version: 1:
Severity: wishlist

as i'm working with the group database, i can't miss a quite 
simple to implement feature addition: allowing groups to be 
members of groups.

currently, the only deeper change would be to make the 
'groups' underlying call list members as currently, 
and list members of members, in the case they are groups. 
same groups should not be delved in more than once.

specifically, the groups programm should also allow for a 
special call, showing the original (not recursed in) list 
of groups that directly contain the user.

if viable, i might try to help.

best regards,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages passwd depends on:
ii  debianutils                2.25          Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                      2.6.1-1+b1    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam-modules       Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam0g             Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1                2.0.15-2+b1   SELinux shared libraries
ii  login                      1: system login tools

passwd recommends no packages.

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