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

Marc Haber Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>, 298883@bugs.debian.org
Sun, 17 Apr 2005 18:39:45 +0200

retitle #298883 PASS_MAX_DAYS set in /etc/login.defs results in expiring system accounts
tags #298883 confirmed pending

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.

This is of course wrong. adduser now uses chage to set a 99999 expiry
period for passwords on system accounts, overwriting whatever default
might be.

This fix has been committed to svn.


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