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Bug 77120 - rpm -i crashes for group name not in /etc/group
Summary: rpm -i crashes for group name not in /etc/group
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-11-01 13:52 UTC by Anund Lie
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-01 13:52:09 UTC

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Description Anund Lie 2002-11-01 13:52:02 UTC
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Description of problem: 
When an %attr directive mentions a group whose name is not in the 
/etc/groups file, rpm -i crashes with segmentation violation. 
(The group entry in question is coming from an LDAP server via 
nsswitch.  I haven't verified whether the problem occurs if 
NIS is used instead.) 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
Version     : 4.0.4                             Vendor: Red Hat, Inc. 
Release     : 7x.18                         Build Date: Thu 18 Apr 2002 
How reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1.Export group file from master server with LDAP (using the 
/usr/share/openldap/migration/ scripts). 
2.Set up another machine to import the group and password entries from LDAP 
using authconfig and /etc/nsswitch.conf. 
3.Create an rpm package where an %attr directive mentions a 
group present in the LDAP server, but not in the local /etc/group 
file on the second machine. 
4. Install the rpm from step 3 on the second machine. 
Actual Results:  rpm -i gets a segmentation violation. 
Expected Results:  Package should have installed normally, with the expected 
setting of the group id for the files the %attr directive 
applies to. 
Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-01 14:13:57 UTC
You need to run nscd if using LDAP passwords to avoid
a problem that affects statically linked binaries like rpm.

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