[Pkg-shadow-devel] usermod & LDAP

Daniel Kopecek dkopecek at redhat.com
Fri Jul 4 15:02:36 UTC 2008

 we have recently received a bug report for shadow-utils, here is the
description: When trying to add LDAP users to local groups, the utility
usermod errors out with "usermod: <username> not found in /etc/passwd".
Other utilities, like gpasswd, include support for LDAP users.  This
should also work for usermod.

The attached patch contains a possible solution for
this issue. The problem is that usr_update() fails if the specified user
has no record in passwd db.

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