Subject: Re: Adding a users group to /etc/group (Was: CVS commit: basesrc)
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/29/2000 17:10:35
David Brownlee <> writes:
> > Arg, you now hardcoded the group to a fixed number.
> > 
> > Let the admin who use that script decide which number he wants to
> > use.
> > 
> > Please back that out.
> 	Without a users group the default useradd will fail. Having
> 	'useradd bob' fail with 'useradd: group users not found' is
> 	pretty lame.

Fine, David. Please discuss this in public for a while and get
consensus. Don't go off doing something like this without getting some
general sense of what people thing FIRST.

For the moment, could you back it out?

Perry Metzger
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."