Bug#1367: 0.93R6 pre-release new install, bad /etc/group found
Using the boot/root/base disks date September 16 that can be found in
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/private/pre-release, I did a totally fresh
install. I realize these are pre-release, I was doing testing on a spare
machine just to see what was different.
Upon completing the installation process (including the stuff done
automatically on first login as root), I happened to examine the
/etc/group file and found that it seems to be a concatenation of the
template /etc/passwd and /etc/group.
I have not tried this a second time to confirm the problem, will do that
tomorrow morning, 9/17.
The one thing I did that was not "by-the-book" was that I did not create a
user account when first prompted (after logging in as root) because I
prefer to edit /etc/adduser.conf to not create a group for each user
first. For experienced users, this seems like a not-unreasonable idea.
"Cigarettes, ice cream, figurines of the Virgin Mary."