long group names

Jorge Almeida jalmeida at math.ist.utl.pt
Mon Feb 5 11:58:24 PST 2007


I tried to create a group named pac-bash_completion, as I'm trying the
more_control_and_pkg_man hint. It fails with the message
 		groupadd: pac-bash_completion is not a valid group name
Sure enough, the man page says a group name has 16 characters maximum.
However, I had groups with longer names in gentoo. 
Any idea?

-- 
Jorge Almeida



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