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

Mike Frysinger vapier at gentoo.org
Mon Feb 25 04:46:16 UTC 2008

On Sunday 24 February 2008, Nicolas François wrote:
> 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
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-shadow-devel/2008-February/006
> 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'd say the -n option i implemented is the intended.  but that doesnt really 
help ...

> 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.

it doesnt matter to me as long as it gets fixed ;)
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