[Adduser-devel] Bug#295416: adduser: deluser will silently delete a group of the same name

Marc Haber Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>, 295416@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 16 Feb 2005 21:25:18 +0100

reassign #295416 passwd
retitle #295416 userdel will silently delete a group of the same name

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 06:05:47PM +0000, Paul Evans wrote:
> Example:
>   # addgroup monkey
>   # adduser --ingroup monkey monkey
>   # deluser monkey
> This example will silently delete the "monkey" group, providing no
> output message that it will be doing so. The manpage also gives no
> indication that this will happen.

deluser is a front-end for userdel here, which is responsible for
deleting the group:

[25/25]mh@lefler[chroot sid]:~$ grep monkey /etc/group
[26/26]mh@lefler[chroot sid]:~$ sudo userdel monkey
[27/27]mh@lefler[chroot sid]:~$ grep monkey /etc/group
[28/28]mh@lefler[chroot sid]:~$ 

I am reassigning appropriately.


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