[Adduser-devel] Bug#499105: Bug#499105: Confirmation

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Tue Sep 16 20:39:56 UTC 2008

This one time, at band camp, Joerg Hoh said:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 03:01:35PM +0100, marcos.marado at sonae.com wrote:
> > I can confirm that this still happens in lenny's latest version of adduser: 
> > adduser/testing uptodate 3.110
> I used the follwing commands and I wasn't able to verify it (adduser
> 3.110). Can you elaborate on how you tested the described behaviour?
> joerg at odysseus adduser $ sudo adduser root games
> joerg at odysseus adduser $ sudo addgroup --force-badname foo
> joerg at odysseus adduser $ sudo adduser joerg foo

I thought the sequence that matters would be:
sudo addgroup foo
sudo adduser root foo
sudo adduser joerg foo
id root

But maybe I misread it.  I think, without having the time to look
carefully at it this minute, that this will be another 0/NULL conflation
in the code that checks whether a uid is non-zero instead of checking
whether it exists.  Since we don't use that code in the new version,
I think it's fine, and we should tag this appropriately and close it,
but I'd like confirmation before doing so.
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