[Adduser-devel] Bug#284688: adduser: adding user to group fails if group already has an invalide user in it
Marc Haber <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Sat, 5 Feb 2005 12:03:44 +0100
tags #284688 confirmed
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 12:55:37PM +1100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> It seems that if a group somehow has a user in it that does not exist,
> you can't add a user to that group anymore.
adduser reads the member list of the group, adds the new user, and
calls gpasswd to write back the new member list. This fails if the
member list has been invalid in the first place.
I confirm this bug, and have added a FIXME to the code.