[Adduser-devel] Bug#439749: adduser: warn users that they need to logout and log back in after adding themselves to a new group

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Wed Nov 23 11:06:28 UTC 2011

tags #439749 wontfix

On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 02:36:53PM +1200, Francois Marier wrote:
> If you add yourself to a group, it doesn't take effect until you log
> out and log back in.  adduser should warn about that since it is such
> a common problem and so many people get bitten by this at some point.

This is basically normal behavior of Unices and, IIRC, even Windows. I
don't think that a tool like adduser should try to teach users the
basics of their systems.


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