users-admin: group name limited to 16 characters

Bug #1371854 reported by Christopher A. Chavez on 2014-09-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu MATE
gnome-system-tools (Debian)
Fix Released
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In users-admin (a.k.a. Users Settings), under Manage Groups/Group Settings, while the listed groups available may have more than 16 characters, when viewing a group's properties the Group name field in Basic Settings only shows the first 16 characters (e.g. "chrome-remote-desktop" is truncated as "chrome-remote-de") . Additionally, this prevents creating a group with a name longer than 16 characters using users-admin.

(I understand that the system limit may have been 16 characters historically; man groupadd reports it is currently 32 characters.)

Present in both 14.04 (gnome-system-tools 3.0.0-3ubuntu4) and 14.10 (3.0.0-3ubuntu5).

description: updated
Changed in gnome-system-tools (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Won't Fix

(copied from latest Debian bug message)
It appears that this issue is resolved simply by adjusting max_length of the group_settings_name GtkEntry widget. Attached is a patch which increases max_length from 16 to 32 characters. I do not know if this is only appropriate for recent Linux distributions (i.e. if kFreeBSD or other platforms using g-s-t have more conservative limits).

The attachment "Increase maximum group name length to 32 characters" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Changed in gnome-system-tools (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-system-tools - 3.0.0-8ubuntu1

gnome-system-tools (3.0.0-8ubuntu1) disco; urgency=medium

  * Sync with Debian. Remaining changes:
    - debian/control: Recommend packagekit for Ubuntu patches
      that allow installing packages on demand
    - Add patches, see patch headers:
      + 26_user_profiles_conf.patch
      + 80_gst-packages-common.patch
      + 81_gst-packages-shares-admin.patch
      + 82_gst-packages-time-admin.patch
      + 91_shares_services_detection.patch
      + 95_timezone_point_selection.patch
      + 96_ubuntu_ntp_pool.patch
      + remove_g_thread_init.patch

gnome-system-tools (3.0.0-8) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Removing autotools-dev, it's not required with debhelper 10.

gnome-system-tools (3.0.0-7) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Removing scrollkeeper from build dependencies (Closes: #885630).
  * Adding max_group_name_32_chars.patch (Closes: #773613, LP: #1371854).
  * Remove unused files in debian/ directory (Closes: #868981).
  * Bump debhelper compat to 10.
  * Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.4.
  * Making package multiarch-aware.
  * Dropping GNOME control center mention from description and from suggestions.
  * Disable services-admin, it does not work with systemd.
  * Disable network-admin, it's never used nowadays, NetworkManager or Wicd is
    included into every install.

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:09:15 -0500

Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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