[OpenAFS] "group prefix doesn't match owner"

Markus Koeberl markus.koeberl@tugraz.at
Sun, 2 May 2010 08:25:35 +0200

On Sunday 02 May 2010 00:40:19 Adam Megacz wrote:
> Is there any reason why pts won't let system:administrator create groups
> whose prefix does not match any user?
>   $pts ex blah
>   pts: User or group doesn't exist so couldn't look up id for blah
>   $pts creategroup blah:booh
>   pts: Badly formed name (group prefix doesn't match owner?) ; unable to
>  create group blah:booh
> Clearly this can be circumvented by system:administrator:
>   $pts cu blah
>   User blah has id 100015
>   $pts creategroup blah:booh -owner blah
>   group blah:booh has id -1012
>   $pts delete blah
>   $pts ex blah:booh
>   Name: blah:booh, id: -1012, owner: 0, creator: megacz,
>     membership: 0, flags: S-M--, group quota: 0.
> is there a danger in doing this, other than perhaps confusion?

Maybe what you want is to create a group blah. All members of the group blah 
are able to manage the membership of group blah:booh.