[Adduser-devel] Bug#110429: Re: Bug#110429 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#110429: gnome-bin.postinst checks for group by reading /etc/group)

Thorild Selen thorild@Update.UU.SE (Thorild Selen), 110429@bugs.debian.org
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 00:11:42 +0200

Marc Haber writes:
 > tags #110429 moreinfo
 > thanks
 > On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 08:59:56AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
 > > There is a patch in the BTS that won't make adduser fail if a syst=
 > > group is to be created and this group already exists as a system g=
 > This patch has since then been applied. Can this bug be closed=3F

Sorry for the late reply,

This all seems reasonable. (It would be great if there was a better
way to distinguish system groups from user groups than looking at the
numeric GID, since in an old heterogenous environment there may well
be system groups allocated at rather arbitrary GIDs. However, I can't
come up with a good and portable solution to that, and there probably
isn't any...)

 > If no answer is received, I plan to close this bug by the end of Jul=
 > 2005.

Go ahead and close it, it looks fixed enough to me.

Thorild Sel=E9n
Datorf=F6reningen Update / Update Computer Club, Uppsala, SE