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Bug#354401: Error "chown: `root:UNKNOWN': invalid group" when setting up tex-common

On 2006-02-26 01:42:04 +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
> This is strange, how did the UNKNOWN came into the tex-common/groupname?

I really don't know. It was previously 82 (in my config.dat backup from
2006-02-22 01:07:52), and now UNKNOWN.

In the past, /etc/group contained:


(I had this group number because the NIS setup here has another
group for gid 100), but now it contains:


(it seems that another package has changed it to 100).

> Did you enter it?

No, I didn't do anything.

> The default for groupname is users, but when you select to manage
> the TeX font cache with debconf, you should have entered a valid
> groupname.

I didn't have any question concerning the groupname.

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