[Adduser-devel] Bug#298883: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Re: Re: adduser --system should add users without expire period

Alexander Gattin Alexander Gattin <arg@online.com.ua>, 298883@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 16 Apr 2005 21:37:58 +0300


On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 07:12:54PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> No. I don't know where the -x came from in my mind. But, alas, it
> looks like useradd doesn't allow the PASS_MAX_DAYS to be overridden on
> the command line, making this bug unfixable within adduser.

OK. We will elaborate on this issue. I suspect this is
fixed in upstream.

> I have thus opened a bug against useradd (#304934) to allow this, and will
> implement the appropriate option as soon as useradd provides the
> needed facility.

Would you like me to Cc the bug #298883 when adding
comments to 304934?

> > But maybe the right thing is to actually fix useradd??
> Yes.

_All_ should work as expected. I don't think that
having "-e" option is just for using default value