[Adduser-devel] Bug#121262: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#121262: This bug seems pointless to me

Christian Perrier Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>, 121262@bugs.debian.org
Tue, 5 Apr 2005 22:06:55 +0200

tags 121262 -wontfix
reassign 121262 adduser

Quoting Adrian Bunk (bunk@stusta.de):
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 07:32:35PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> >...
> > The use of adduser instead of useradd is anyway recommended for adding
> > users on Debian systems.
> >...
> Where did I say I was using useradd?

Indeed, you're right, you didn't say it.This wasn't mentioned in the
original bug report, but guessed (wrongly) by Malcolm Parsons.

> I am using adduser.

M. Parsons mentioned "If he used adduser instead then these files
would not be copied to the users home directory." and later proposed
reassigning the bug to passwd, blaming useradd for the problem....and
Matthias Klose, the bach package maintainer reassigned the bug.

I've just check and, sure, adduser copies such files to the user home

useradd would have done so as well, but as I mentioned earlier, I
consider this normal behaviour at least for it, given it is not a
native Debian utility.

I leave to the adduser package maintainers to judge whether adduser
should be modified to avoid copying these files or not.

Thanks for the quick answer, Adrian.