[p4] Duplicate user entries

Stephen Vance steve at vance.com
Mon Jul 3 11:09:44 PDT 2006

Laurent --

Are the users different by case? Perforce is case sensitive with respect 
to user names.

Also, users can still exist after they have been explicitly deleted when 
their names show up in groups that have permissions in the protection 
table, if I remember correctly.


Laurent Giroud wrote:
> Hi,
> since a few days, we have a strange problem with perforce.
> 4 users out of our 80 license quota appear duplicated when using "p4 users"
> to list all users.
> Despite being under the 80 actual users number, this causes one of our users
> to get a "quota license exceeded" error message.
> And indeed, "p4 users | wc -l" returns 80 as a result.
> As a first test to overcome the problem I have deleted one of those
> duplicate users : the first duplicate is deleted without problem, however
> after that, "p4 user -d username" yields a "user doesn't exist", even though
> the name still appears when using "p4 users".
> Recreating the deleted user allows him to work normally without problem.
> I haven't been able to find anything about such a problem in the user &
> administration documentation, nor on the perforce-users list and even on
> google.
> I have seen a few thing about duplicates after depots merging, but we have
> only one depot and never merged it with another.
> Would anyone have any clue ?
> I'd gladly contact perforce support, but our license currently does not
> include support so it's not an option for the moment :(
> Thanks in advance if anyone has an idea.
> Regards,
> Laurent
> --
> Laurent Giroud, lgiroud at edengames.com
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