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bug #28165: problem with netdev group

Submitted by:  Robert Millan <robertmh>
Submitted on:  Fri Dec 4 15:46:46 2009  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 4 - Important
Item Group: mipselStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Danny Clark <djbclark>
Open/Closed: Closed

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Mon Jul 1 18:14:21 2013, comment #6:

Squeeze's release notes [1] say that the powerdev group is obsolete. Despite claims in network-manager-gnome's documentation [2] nm-applet works fine for me without being a member of the netdev group.

[1] http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/amd64/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#idp1094704
[2] file:///usr/share/doc/network-manager-gnome/README.Debian

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Mon Jan 3 21:49:56 2011, comment #5:

On the standard installs that I did on a Yeeloong in the past weeks the default user is no longer added to the netdev or powerdev groups. This was confirmed (for the netdev group) by quiliro [1].

[1] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnewsense-users/2011-01/msg00019.html

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Wed Jan 13 18:37:13 2010, comment #4:

I'll test this sometime this month.

Danny Clark <djbclark>In charge of this item.
Thu Dec 17 14:15:13 2009, comment #3:

I've just done a fresh install on my Yeeloong. The user was added to both the netdev and powerdev group:

$ egrep "netdev|powerdev" /etc/group

The installer files on my usb stick are dated 2009-12-11.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sun Dec 13 14:52:53 2009, comment #2:

User also isn't added to the "powerdev" group.

I can also confirm that this isn't a problem with the beta amd64 gNS 3 installer.

Danny Clark <djbclark>In charge of this item.
Sun Dec 13 14:49:45 2009, comment #1:

I can confirm this, most recently with the Dec 12th daily build of the yeeloong installer.

Danny Clark <djbclark>In charge of this item.
Fri Dec 4 15:46:46 2009, original submission:

I was reported user is not always added to netdev group during install.

This has been confirmed NOT to happen on i386 or amd64. Maybe it's specific to yeeloong installer.

Can someone confirm this?

Robert Millan <robertmh>


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