long group names

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 12:13:00 PST 2007


On 2/5/07, Jorge Almeida <jalmeida at math.ist.utl.pt> wrote:
> 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?
>

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/downloads/shadow/shadow-4.0.13-naming_convention_fixes-1.patch


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