Group descriptions missing

Bug #145055 reported by Justin Dugger on 2007-09-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
base-passwd (Ubuntu)
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Connor Imes

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

I'm looking for a description of the currently available groups to determine whether to add a new group or use an existing one for a udev rule in a package in universe (wminput). I can't find any and mpt suggests they might not exist. Debian-policy mentions vaguely how numbers and groups correspond, but nothing seems to list the currently existing groups and what programs use them.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is documented here:


(If ubuntu-docs wants to document this in any way that people are in danger of regarding as official :-), it should link to this rather than duplicating it. base-passwd is Essential so this document is always installed.)

Changed in ubuntu-docs:
assignee: nobody → kamion
status: New → Invalid
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Searching for "groups" in the help viewer does not find that page -- and neither even does searching for "Users and Groups in the Debian System". So it's not fixed in a way that most people would find.

Linking to this page would be great, but it's not linked at the moment, and probably the page would need to be cleaned up so that people would be confident it actually applied to Ubuntu, not just Debian. (Perhaps the order of the chapters should be reversed, too.)

Changed in ubuntu-docs:
assignee: kamion → nobody
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

I'll figure out how we can reference the document Colin mentioned from the system docs.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Connor Imes (rocket2dmn)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Fix committed to Lucid dev branch for ubuntu-docs. I'd like to request the base-passwd maintainers to clean up the document here:
which we linked to, so that it at least mentions that it is applicable to Ubuntu. Matthew Thomas also suggested that it be re-organized a bit as well. Thanks for your consideration.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 10.04.1

ubuntu-docs (10.04.1) lucid; urgency=low

  * First upload for lucid
  * General:
    - Refresh pot files
    - Changed 'Text Editor' to 'gedit Text Editor' LP: #442417 (Connor Imes)
  * Advanced-topics:
    - Added link in advanced-topics to a description about Users and Groups in
      Debian systems. LP: #145055 (Connor Imes)
  * Hardware:
    - Added mention of ext4 to hardware.xml and changed the mentioning of the
      default filesystem in Ubuntu from ext3 to ext4 LP #449667 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed subsection in hardware about quirk-checker script - link was
      broken, script is outdated LP: #461158 (Connor Imes)
  * Keeping-safe:
    - Updating instructions for automatic login for new GDM LP: #442676
     (Dean Sas)
    - String adjustment (period inside of a quote tag), Scott Shields,
      LP: #496885
  * Internet:
    - Changes remaining mention of flashplugin-nonfree to flashplugin-installer
      in web-apps.xml LP: #444546 (Connor Imes)
    - Change some <guimenu> tags to <guimenuitem> tags in web-apps.xml to show
      arrows in HTML documentation instead of + signs LP: #453512 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed reference to network-manager radio buttons, as radio buttons
      aren't used in this version of NM for wired networks (Jim Campbell)
    - Aligned similar strings in 'internet' section to benefit translators;
      some small adjustments. LP: #460360 (Connor Imes)
  * Musicvideophotos:
    - Fixed apturl for mtp-tools package in music.xml LP #452262 (Connor Imes)
    - Improve ipod section, patch by Michael Fitzhugh. LP: #370085
  * Printing:
    - Updated printer setup directions in printing section LP: #435510
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fix scanning typo. Patch by Shane Fagan LP: #447250
  * Programming:
    - Removed entire programming section LP: #414035 (Connor Imes)
  * Serverguide:
    - Adjusted wording in serverguide package-management file to more
      clearly describe apticron. LP: #473280 (Connor Imes)
    - Updated LDAP section for changes to the Jaunty package.
      Fixes LP: #475492, LP: #459403, LP: #463684 (Adam Sommer)
    - In OpenSSH section, .ssh/authorized_keys permissions should be
      600, not 644 LP: #491159 (Connor Imes)
    - Replaced description of ebox Log Observer in serverguide with a real
      description of the event's purpose LP: #405926 (Connor Imes)
    - Fixed IP example in serverguide's postfix configuration section
      LP: #495202 (Connor Imes)
    - Include 'auto eth1' in interfaces file for static IP configuration
      LP: #441802 (Connor Imes)
    - Fix for disabling Control-Alt-Delete in serverguide. Scott Shields,
      LP: #496465
    - Typo fix, Scott Shields, LP: #497867
    - PostgreSQL setup fix for config file pg_hba.conf, Scott Shields,
      LP: #492286
    - Misc fixes in windows-networking section. Vikram Dhillon, LP: #462607
    - Changes to RAID installation section LP: #428036, LP: #462719
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fixes and adjustments to web-servers LP: #462621 (Connor Imes)
  * Switching:
    - Replaced Pidgin with Empathy in applications-equivalents
      LP: #490980 (Connor Ime...


Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

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Changed in base-passwd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in base-passwd (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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