[Adduser-devel] Bug#351681: adduser tries to re-use existing GID

Rob Browning rlb at defaultvalue.org
Tue Feb 21 21:10:53 UTC 2006

Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de> writes:

> I would be interested whether you use plain passwords, NIS, LDAP or
> other schemes, and what's the output of
> perl -e 'print join(":",getgrgid(1002)) || print "undefined\n"'

Hmm.  Something's definitely wrong on the machine.  I tried running
dpkg-reconfigure passwd to check the settings and saw this:

  no matching group file entry in /etc/gshadow
  add group `man' in /etc/gshadow? no matching group file entry in /etc/gshadow
  add group `plugdev' in /etc/gshadow? grpck: no changes
  Please correct the error and rerun `/sbin/shadowconfig on'

I recently upgraded the machine to unstable.  Perhaps something
happened during that process.

Rob Browning
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