Ticket #532 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

debathena-nsswitch-config doesn't divert del{group,user} or {group,user}del

Reported by: broder Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


Meaning that we don't set NSS_NONLOCAL_IGNORE when deleting users or groups.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

I can no longer figure out why this is a bug.

I'm pretty sure that the only thing that goes wrong is that if you try to delete a nonlocal user/group, you get a confusing error message about not finding the user in /etc/passwd or /etc/group.

However, if we set NSS_NONLOCAL_IGNORE blindly, then removing a nonlocal user from a local group would fail (note that adduser works around the analogous case by parsing the arguments)

If anybody can explain a circumstance where you would need NSS_NONLOCAL_IGNORE set for deluser and friends to work correctly, please reopen this ticket. Otherwise, I'm WONTFIXing.

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