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Old 05-05-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
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Invalid shadow group file entry


I'm secretly a security buff and try to keep things as locked down as possible, so would like to solve this little annoyance I have whenever cron runs. It's executing the typical shadow script daily, but it's grpck -r output lists this error:

Code:
invalid shadow group file entry
delete line ''? No
grpck: no changes
Here is the relevant group file. It was late when I last looked at it, but I can't find any line that could be causing this problem. It's trivial, but it's annoying! Can anyone help me?

Code:
root::0:root
bin::1:root,bin,daemon
daemon::2:root,bin,daemon
sys::3:root,bin
adm::4:root,daemon
tty::5:
disk::6:root,greg
lp::7:daemon,greg,root
mem::8:
kmem::9:
wheel::10:root,greg
ftp::11:
mail::12:
uucp:x:14:
log::19:root
smmsp::25:
http::33:
games::50:greg
network:x:90:
video:x:91:greg
audio::92:greg,mpd
optical::93:greg,hal
floppy:x:94:hal,greg
storage:x:95:greg,hal
scanner:x:96:
power:x:98:greg
users::100:greg
locate:x:21:
dbus:x:81:greg
policykit:x:101:
hal:x:82:greg
camera:x:97:greg
avahi:x:84:
mpd:x:45:
ice:x:102:icecast
nobody:x:99:

Last edited by camphor; 05-05-2009 at 07:26 AM.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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Hi.

Have you got a trailing blank line maybe?

Dave
 
Old 05-05-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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Hi.

Have you got a trailing blank line maybe?

Dave
That's what I thought at first, too, but I've opened it up with numerous text editors and there is no extra line at the top or bottom.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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Ah.

Are there any weird lines in /etc/gshadow ?

Dave
 
Old 05-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Ah.

Are there any weird lines in /etc/gshadow ?

Dave
There was an odd line in that one. Consider it solved! Thanks for the help, even if it was something of an inconsequential problem..
 
  


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