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Bug 78382 - can't add users
Summary: can't add users
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 74058
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-21 23:40 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-22 00:51:32 UTC

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Description David Balažic 2002-11-21 23:40:36 UTC
Description of Problem:

login as root to X , "System Settings"->"Users and Groups"->"Add User" , enter 
new user data, click "OK", nothing happens

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

RHL 8.0 Psyche

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. as described above

Actual Results:

nothing, dialog stays as if "OK" were not clicked

Expected Results:

new user is created, dialog is closed

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-22 00:30:30 UTC
If you run /usr/bin/redhat-config-users from a terminal session, do you see any
errors that get sent to the terminal?  I have no problems adding users using the

Comment 2 David Balažic 2002-11-22 00:51:25 UTC
Here is what is printed :
[root@localhost root]# /usr/bin/redhat-config-users
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-users/", line 206, in 
    fullName = a.encode("iso-8859-1")
UnicodeError: Latin-1 encoding error: ordinal not in range(256)

It only happens when there is a "Zcaron" letter in the full user name.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-11-26 18:43:27 UTC
Ah, this looks like a dupe of bug 74058.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74058 ***

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