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

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Mon Feb 27 06:54:25 UTC 2006

reassign #351681 passwd

On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 09:35:12PM -0800, Rob Browning wrote:
> Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de> writes:
> >> I recently upgraded the machine to unstable.  Perhaps something
> >> happened during that process.
> >
> > Probably. Can I close this bug?
> I'd say that's up to you.

I think I'll reassign the bug to passwd, just in case.

> I don't really have any solid idea about
> what the problem might be, though it looks like it wasn't just that
> machine.
> On that machine both man and plugdev were missing from /etc/gshadow,
> and I just noticed that on two other machines, plugdev was missing.

plugdev doesn't have anything to do with adduser, and strange behavior
with missing /etc/gshadow would be a passwd issue.

Passwd maintainers, I have here an unreproducible issue with adduser
which might be caused by passwd (mis)behaving if gshadow is missing.
Could this be an issue with your package?

"My" code in question is still worked on, so I don't think that it
makes sense to keep an unreproducible bug open against that code
(might be fixed, or might not be). So, if you don't see any issue with
your package, please close.


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