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Bug 77156

Summary: users with special caracters in username make group identification problems
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Tarhon-Onu Victor <lsmituc>
Component: glibcAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Tarhon-Onu Victor 2002-11-01 21:09:10 UTC
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Description of problem:
When adding more than 64 users and assingning them to the same group, that group
will be not visible anymore, nor the groups listed after that group in /etc/group.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. for i in $(seq 1 70); do useradd -m -g users user-user$i; done;
2. for i in $(seq 1 70); do echo -n $i.\  ; gpasswd -a user-user$i disk; done;
3. id apache

Actual Results:  The output of the command "id apache" will show us the username
associated to the uid 48, but will NOT show us the groupname associated to gid
48. id user-user3 will have similar results.

Additional info:

I could not reproduce this with glibc 2.2.5-xx. I haven't tested it yet with
2.2.90, only with 2.2.93-3 and 2.2.93-5.

This bug, when affecting groups like 'users', 'wheel', etc, will cause lots of
daemons not to start (apache, mysql, and any daemon running as different user
than root, havind group listes after the affected group in /etc/group). This is

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2002-11-10 20:28:52 UTC
Please try glibc-2.3.1-{5,6} from rawhide.

Comment 2 Alan Cox 2002-12-16 01:58:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76531 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:04 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.