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Bug 80462 - adduser don't allow '.' in user name
Summary: adduser don't allow '.' in user name
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 89205
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 9
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-26 20:58 UTC by Féliciano Matias
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:36 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
work around for but (deleted)
2003-05-14 20:12 UTC, Ed Ellefsen
no flags Details

Description Féliciano Matias 2002-12-26 20:58:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
adduser don't allow char '.' in user name

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
As root :
# adduser f.matias
adduser: invalid user name 'f.matias'

Same problem with firstboot. With firstboot add the user 'f.matias' (for
example) and you get :
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/", line 336, in nextClicked
    result = module.apply(self.notebook)
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/modules/", line 141, in apply
RuntimeError: name contains invalid char `.'

Actual Results:  Don't work.

Expected Results:  user with a char '.' added.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ed Ellefsen 2003-05-14 20:12:21 UTC
Created attachment 91682 [details]
work around for but

Can use newusers utility to add users with perion (".") in user name.

Comment 2 Milan Kerslager 2003-10-23 04:01:32 UTC
The bug #89205 has a working patch for this problem. I did not check firstboot.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89205 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:36 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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