[Pkg-shadow-devel] [patch] fix up useradd handling with usergroups

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sun Feb 24 13:58:29 UTC 2008

Hello Mike,

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 07:05:07AM -0500, vapier at gentoo.org wrote:
> unfortunately, the exact details are fuzzy as this was posted to the old 
> upstream shadow list quite a while ago before it died, and i dont think the 
> mail archives are available for me to refer to.
> basically, useradd misbehaves when not using the "-g" option wrt the 
> USERGROUPS_ENAB option.  the useradd code has logic for handling of an '-n' 
> flag, but it never fully implemented it.
> original Gentoo bug:
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/128715

Thanks for raising this topic.

There is one issue with your patch (for more details, see also

The -n option currently exists in Debian, Fedora, and Gentoo with
different meanings. So I would prefer to use completely different options
and avoid incompatibilities.

I would currently prefer the attached patch (useradd-n.patch),
distributions could then add one of useradd-n.gentoo.patch or
useradd-n.debian.patch for backward compatibility.

Best Regards,
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