Error 'assertion failed: (ldata != LU_VALUE_INVALID_ID)' When Runing system-config-users (Doc ID 1081482.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version: 5.3 and later   [Release: OEL5U3 and later ]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Adding new user by system-config-users gui failed with error :
** ERROR **: file lib/user.c: line 972 (lu_dispatch): assertion failed: (ldata != LU_VALUE_INVALID_ID)
aborting...
/usr/share/system-config-users/system-config-users: line 4: 3890 Aborted /usr/bin/python2 /usr/share/system-config-users/system-config-users.py

Changes

Manually edit the /etc/passwd, and then system-config-users does not work anymore.

Cause

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