[Adduser-devel] Bug#110429: marked as done (addgroup does an exit(1) and break install scripts)

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Package: gnome-bin
Version: 1.2.13-9

gnome-bin.postinst checks for the presence of the group utmp by using
grep on /etc/group. This will not work correctly if, for example, NIS
or LDAP is used for groups. If the group utmp already exists but not
in /etc/group, then addgroup will still be called to create this
group, and addgroup will complain that the group already exists, and
package configuration will fail.

A better solution would probably be that instead of using
  if ! grep -q ^utmp: /etc/group; then
use something like
  if perl -e "exit(getgrnam('utmp') && 1)"; then
which doesn't make assumptions on how groups are stored on the system,
and will work correctly with NIS and LDAP.


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From: Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>
To: Thorild Selen <thorild@Update.UU.SE>
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Subject: Re: Bug#110429: Re: Bug#110429 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#110429: gnome-bin.postinst checks for group by reading /etc/group)
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On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:11:42AM +0200, Thorild Selen wrote:
> Go ahead and close it, it looks fixed enough to me.

Thanks. Doing so.


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