On Fri, 2011-03-25 at 20:13 +0100, Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
> Hi,
> Using --gidnumber when adding a new user with "ipa user-add" does not 
> seem to have any effect. A gid number with the same value as what I 
> specify in with the --uid parameter is chosen.
> I presume this is not the way user-add is intended to work?
> # ipa user-add mysql14 --first=MySQL --last=Server 
> --homedir=/var/lib/mysql --shell=/bin/false --uid=110 --gidnumber=3004
> --------------------
> Added user "mysql14"
> --------------------
>    User login: mysql14
>    First name: MySQL
>    Last name: Server
>    Full name: MySQL Server
>    Display name: MySQL Server
>    Initials: MS
>    Home directory: /var/lib/mysql
>    GECOS field: mysql14
>    Login shell: /bin/false
>    Kerberos principal: mysq...@ix.nixtra.com
>    UID: 110
>    GID: 110
> Regards,
> Siggi

Hello Sigbjorn,

it is not common to manually specify GID. Can you please tell me what's
your use case for doing that? Maybe I can help with a proper way to do

In your case, GID was set to UID because it's the GID of User Private
Group "mysql14" which was automatically associated with the user


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