long group names

Jorge Almeida jalmeida at math.ist.utl.pt
Mon Feb 5 12:23:47 PST 2007


On Mon, 5 Feb 2007, Tushar Teredesai wrote:

> 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
> 
Thank you.
Is if safe to just recompile shadow? (I mean, is there some post-install
to do?)
> 

-- 
Jorge Almeida



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