[Adduser-devel] Bug#440801: adduser: Option --firstuid no longer applied to GID's of new users' user group

George Karaolides george at otenet-telecom.com
Tue Sep 4 09:39:40 UTC 2007

Package: adduser
Version: 3.102
Severity: normal

In previous Debian releases the commandline option --firstuid was also applied to the GID of the user group for a newly 
created user (where USERGROUPS=yes) as well as to the user's UID.

In Debian Etch, --firstuid applies only to the user's UID.  The first GID for user groups can only be set from the 
configuration file parameter FIRST_GID.

This is inconvenient in systems where the administrator routinely creates users with user groups which they wish to keep in 
different UID/GID ranges.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.5.11       Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                      1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                   5.8.8-7      The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* adduser/homedir-permission: true

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