Upgrade from Debian stable to Hoary and group membership problems.

Ante Karamatić ivoks at grad.hr
Mon Jun 27 16:27:39 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 11:32 -0400, Nathan R. Valentine wrote:

> I know that this is not the desired way to get to Hoary but I have
> several boxes where I switched the sources.list from Debian stable to
> Hoary and then did an 'apt-get -f dist-upgrade' and some other package
> magic. I needed to do an in-place upgrade so that was pretty much the
> only option I had. 

Wrong way. This way you don't have Ubuntu and you don't have Debian. You
should use pining (/etc/apt/preferences). It would upgrade/downgrade all
packages to Ubuntu version.

> The boxes are humming along just fine except for one
> thing...supplementary groups are not being honored. So, if I have a user
> 'foo' that is in the primary group 'foo' and the supplementary group
> 'bar' when I login from the console/SSH/using su and do a "groups"
> command only the primary group is active. 

Check /etc/group and search for your username. If the username isn't in
the supplementary groups, then something went wrong with instalation. If
the username is in all supplementary groups, then something else is

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