after defining new group, lost administration privileges and /etc/group has been changed

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Mar 4 18:56:17 UTC 2009

On 03/04/2009 12:20 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

>> FWIW, In my intrepid 64 bit installation my
>> /etc/group admin entry shows GID of 119 not 111.  Adm has a GID of 4.
> Good point. The system GIDs are really not always the same.  A Kubuntu 
> 6.06.1 LiveCD has GID 111 for admin like this machine which was 
> upgraded from 6.06 to 8.04. Another Hardy machine has 112 (don't know 
> from which version it was upgraded). A Xubuntu Hardy alpha? LiveCD has 
> 114 and a Jaunty machine has 120 (all 32 bit). So I think the initially 
> installed version is important to find out the association between 
> particular groups and their GIDs.

This hardy machine (all my machines are Gnome) has been upgraded from
6.06 thru 8.04 and has an admin of 117 w/adm of 4.

An intrepid machine w/fresh install is 115 (admin)
Two other hardy machines  w/fresh install is 115 (admin)
Another Hardy is 117 (upgraded from edgy thru hardy).

A related bug that seems similar to Alan's original issue:
[Creating user with username 'admin' hoses admin group, sudo config]

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