[Adduser-devel] Bug#268841: adduser: man

Siward de Groot Siward de Groot <siward@wanadoo.nl>, 268841@bugs.debian.org
Sun, 29 Aug 2004 14:36:37 +0200

Package: adduser
Version: 3.59
Severity: normal

adduser.conf : a typo and some missing info

 * must options in adduser.conf be one option per line ?

 * "The  file  /etc/adduser.conf contains defaults for the programs =20
      addgroup(8), deluser(8) and delgroup(8).
    Each option takes form <option> =3D <value>."
    should that be:
      "each default is specified in form <option> =3D <value>" ?

 * are spaces mandatory in '<option =3D <value>' ?
   can i use any number of spaces and tabs ?

 * "Comment lines must have a pound sign (#) in first line."
   Name of sign shown in braces is hash, not pound.

 * "specify an inclusive range of dynamically allocated normal user =20
   maybe refrase as :
   "specify an inclusive range of UIDs from which normal user's UIDs =20
can be
     dynamically allocated" ?
   (same thing is used 3 lines furtheron for system users)

 I dont know whether this is a bug :
   i have file /etc/adduser.conf on my system,
   but dpkg -S /etc/adduser.conf can not find it,
   and dpkg -L adduser doesn't list it, though it lists /etc/=20

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.18-bf2.4

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf                Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.0.3-30 Change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                     5.8.4-2    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

-- debconf information excluded