On Mon, March 28, 2011 11:10, Martin Kosek wrote:
> 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 that.
>
> 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
> "mysql14".
>
>
> Martin
>

Hi Martin,

I discovered this when I was writing scripts to migrate from existing a 
existing NIS/local files
environemnt. I agree that this would not be used normally, but when you're 
migrating from an
existing environment it's a requirement. :)




Rgds,
Siggi







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