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I am running a service as root. This service creates a user and a group but fails at creating a user with the above error

how can this be fixed?

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The values are defined in /etc/login.defs. Obviously, GID_MIN being larger then GID_MAX doesn't make sense and you should be able to just change the values to something making more sense.

That leaves the question why the values are set to that - I would guess someone mixed things up while editing the file.

  • Or maybe a 0 got omitted on GID_MAX – pacey Sep 28 '16 at 15:19
  • Surely possible, yes. – Sven Sep 28 '16 at 15:20

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