[Adduser-devel] Bug#287535: adduser: letter as first character should not be required

Josef Spillner Josef Spillner <josef@coolprojects.org>, 287535@bugs.debian.org
Tue, 28 Dec 2004 17:51:05 +0100

Package: adduser
Version: 3.59
Severity: minor

Even when using --force-badname, while dropping all usual restrictions,
adduser insists on enforcing the use of a letter as first character.
This is not required by useradd, and thus should be allowed.
There is not really a reason to not allow it.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-powerpc
Locale: LANG=pt_BR, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf                     1.4.39       Debian configuration management 
ii  passwd                      1:4.0.3-30.2 Change and administer password 
ii  perl-base                   5.8.4-5      The Pathologically Eclectic 

-- debconf information excluded