Bug 1196264 - The "users" shared usergroup is still created by the installer
The "users" shared usergroup is still created by the installer
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Classification: openSUSE
Component: YaST2
x86-64 openSUSE Tumbleweed
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Jiri Srain
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Reported: 2022-02-21 17:56 UTC by Peter
Modified: 2022-02-21 22:31 UTC (History)
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Description Peter 2022-02-21 17:56:35 UTC
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When creating the first user account, it will properly create its usergroup, and the user gets this set as their default group, but the installer also creates a group named "user", which as far as I know is not needed anymore for new installations.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download the latest Tumbleweed installer ISO for x86_64
2. Do a basic installation
3. Let the system reboot itself when completed
Actual Results:  
The "users" group is to be found.

Expected Results:  
The "users" group is not to be found.

Example download link for the first step: https://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/iso/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-DVD-x86_64-Current.iso

I was informed that recently you changed how you set up the system for usergroups. This bug is related to that change.
Comment 1 Peter 2022-02-21 17:57:24 UTC
A relevant issue might be this one: https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1196265
Comment 2 Thorsten Kukuk 2022-02-21 22:31:32 UTC
The system user "users" group is created by the corresponding RPM and sysusers.d config file and it is of course still required, even if not used by default on your system.