Subject: Re: Adding a users group to /etc/group
To: Simon Burge <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/02/2000 09:27:36
On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Simon Burge wrote:

> The problem I see is that we are shipping the usermgmt tools as part
> of the base OS for the first time for 1.5, and the default group for
> useradd is "users".  On an upgrade, someone is not likely to have a
> group called "users" and when they go to use useradd - boom.
> What if the default group for the usermgmt tools was changed to "guest"
> instead?  The other option is to fall back to "guest" if "users" doesn't
> exist.

	I'd prefer to see the fallback to gues rather than a switch
	to guest. Alternatively fallback to 'uid 100' (with  warning
	message) might give better behaviour interoperating with fresh
	installed 1.5 and later systems.

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