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1.106. libuser

1.106.1. RHBA-2009:1525: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:1525
Updated libuser packages that fix a bug are now available.
The libuser library implements a standardized interface for manipulating and administering user and group accounts. Applications that are modeled after applications from the shadow password suite are included in these packages.
These updated libuser packages fix the following bug:
* nscd, the name service caching daemon, provides a cache for common name service requests. The libuser utilities were unable to signal to nscd that its cache should be refreshed, which caused name service delays after changing user account information. For example, after adding a new user with the luseradd utility, the newly-added user was not available until ncsd invalidated and subsequently rebuilt its cache. With this update, the libuser utilities are once again able to signal to nscd that it should rebuild its cache, with the effect that changes that affect the name service take effect more quickly. (BZ#528644)
All users of libuser are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.

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