[Bug 48262] Re: [users-admin] users & groups: should have some mention than a session restart is required to apply a group change

Daniel Hahler launchpad at thequod.de
Tue Apr 13 23:07:35 BST 2010


Xiegai, thanks for your patch.

Please consider forwarding it upstream
(https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343809), where it belongs.

Additionally, I suggest fixing the message:
"It is strongly recommended that you restart system for the changes to take effect."
to
"It is strongly recommended that you restart the system for the changes to take effect."

Thanks.

** Tags added: patch

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[users-admin] users & groups: should have some mention than a session restart is required to apply a group change
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Status in The Gnome System Tools: Confirmed
Status in “gnome-system-tools” package in Ubuntu: Triaged

Bug description:
Binary package hint: gksu

I'm running Ubuntu Dapper Drake, and created a user called "svn" using the GUI tool found under System->Administration->Users and Groups.  I noted that along with this user called "svn" a group of the same name was consequently auto-created. I pressed ok to close.

Next, I decided to add my own account, "ballen", to the group "svn".

Once again, I opened the Users and Groups GUI, then found the group "svn" under the Groups tab. I doubleclicked the "svn" group, then added the "ballen" user to the "svn" group. I then pressed ok to close and closed the Users and Groups GUI.

I quickly discovered that my "ballen" account did not have the priveleges of being a member of the "svn" group. When I typed the "id" command while logged in as "ballen", the "svn" group was nowhere among the list. 

After a reboot, the change took effect, and the id command showed "ballen" to be a member of "svn". 

Hopefully, you will consider this a bug. It caused me considerable consternation as I suspect it will others.

Thanks!





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