SUMMARY - chgrp problem - bug or feature ?

From: Niall O Broin x 3619 (
Date: Mon Aug 21 1995 - 08:18:44 CDT

Thanks to all who replied, but it's a bug - bugid 1089686.

>From SunSolve :-

When a user is listed as a member of a group in the `YP' group database but
is excluded from the same group listed in the local `/etc/group' file,
`groups' says he is a member while `chgrp' says he is not.

Work around:
Make sure that /etc/group and yp group database are in sync

Interestingly, there is an earlier report of a bug in 4.0.3 with the same
symptoms and the same recommended workaround - one would imagine it could
have been fixed by now !

Frankly, the workaround sucks rocks - I've got a dog, so why should I bark :-)

Also, this episode reminded me to look up SunSolve before bugging all you
people who've got more to do.

Kindest regards,

Niall O Broin

European Space Operations Centre
Darmstadt Ph. +49 6151 903619
Germany Fax. +49 6151 902420

P.S. They did finally fix it in Solaris - yet another reason to upgrade :-(

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