[Adduser-devel] Bug#326192: adduser: adding system user with existing group fails

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Mon Sep 5 10:50:10 UTC 2005

Am Samstag, 3. September 2005 10:11 schrieb Marc Haber:
> Which is a feature. adduser only silently adds a new system user to an
> existing group if the existing group is a system group. If the
> existing group is not a system group, adduser assumes that the group
> name is locally being used for some thing else and refrains from
> giving a new system user potential privileges on user data.

OK, that makes sense.  So forget this bug, but maybe I can request that these 
circumstances are explained in the error message.  So maybe it could look 
like this:

    adduser: The group `postgres' already exists and is not a system group.

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