adduser misses extrausers support for group management

Bug #1647333 reported by Oliver Grawert on 2016-12-05
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Snappy
Undecided
Unassigned
adduser (Ubuntu)
Critical
Unassigned
shadow (Ubuntu)
High
Oliver Grawert

Bug Description

trying to add a user to a group in /var/lib/extrausers by using the --extrausers option results in a "group not found" error despite adduser being supposed to be able to do this kind of modification.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in adduser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in adduser (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
importance: High → Critical
Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

adduser is actually calling groupadd in the backend ... adding the shadow package as well..

Changed in shadow (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :
Changed in shadow (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Oliver Grawert (ogra)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
tags: added: patch
Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

the added patch enables usermod to use the extrausers db for groups, we are still missing a similar patch for gpasswd which i'm now working on

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