Thanks to all who replied, but it's a bug - bugid 1089686.
>From SunSolve :-
When a user is listed as a member of a group in the `YP' group database but
is excluded from the same group listed in the local `/etc/group' file,
`groups' says he is a member while `chgrp' says he is not.
Make sure that /etc/group and yp group database are in sync
Interestingly, there is an earlier report of a bug in 4.0.3 with the same
symptoms and the same recommended workaround - one would imagine it could
have been fixed by now !
Frankly, the workaround sucks rocks - I've got a dog, so why should I bark :-)
Also, this episode reminded me to look up SunSolve before bugging all you
people who've got more to do.
Niall O Broin
European Space Operations Centre email@example.com
Darmstadt Ph. +49 6151 903619
Germany Fax. +49 6151 902420
P.S. They did finally fix it in Solaris - yet another reason to upgrade :-(
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