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Bug 56535 - Can't create account on wikitech: unhelpful error if shell username is taken
Can't create account on wikitech: unhelpful error if shell username is taken
Product: Wikimedia Labs
Classification: Unclassified
wikitech-interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Unprioritized normal
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Assigned To: Ryan Lane
Depends on: 16524
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Reported: 2013-11-03 14:36 UTC by Nemo
Modified: 2013-11-13 20:22 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Nemo 2013-11-03 14:36:39 UTC
Due to bug 56114, I was trying to create an account, with username "Federico", email this one, shell username "federico", but I always get:

Account creation error
There was either an authentication database error or you are not allowed to update your external account.

I tried some changes and looked in some wrong places including /home on Tools Labs but it seems it's the "federico" username being taken:
$ groups federico
federico : wikidev
Comment 1 Ryan Lane 2013-11-04 18:55:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 16524 ***
Comment 2 Nemo 2013-11-05 01:20:42 UTC
This isn't by any means a duplicate.
Comment 3 Ryan Lane 2013-11-05 23:19:45 UTC
Yes, yes it is. The extension can't send any error message better than the one it is sending due to the bug listed.
Comment 4 Kunal Mehta (Legoktm) 2013-11-05 23:21:50 UTC
So then shouldn't it be marked as a blocker?
Comment 5 Andrew Bogott 2013-11-13 17:36:57 UTC
I believe this is resolved by this patch:
Comment 6 Nemo 2013-11-13 17:45:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> I believe this is resolved by this patch:

Wonderful, a unicorn indeed if works as advertised. :) Can't wait to test it.
Comment 7 Ryan Lane 2013-11-13 20:22:24 UTC
+1. This would be awesome, even though it's a weird way around mediawiki's limitation :D.

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