On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 5:37 AM Alexis Ballier <aball...@gentoo.org> wrote: > On Tue, 8 Sep 2020 15:54:14 -0400 > David Michael <fedora....@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > This fix might not be so straightforward. A configuration I tested > > hit a dependency loop with shadow -> pambase -> systemd -> a bunch of > > groups -> shadow. It is possible to bootstrap around by emerging > > shadow with no USE flags first, but I don't know how acceptable it is > > to introduce new dep loops like this. > > what happens without your change ?
Someone reported an issue in https://bugs.gentoo.org/720948 that showed shadow and groups are not ordered during installation. I am not sure what environment produced those symptoms since I never encountered it, but you can rage-clean shadow and a group, delete the group, then reinstall it to reproduce the problem. Thanks. David