[Adduser-devel] Bug#323395: Error in manpage for adduser.conf(5)

Christoph Ulrich Scholler scholler at fnb.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Aug 16 13:05:05 UTC 2005

Package: adduser
Version: 3.63
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

The manpage of adduser.conf(5) describes a configuration variable
USER_REGEX, which doesn't exist in the program.  If it is set in
/etc/adduser.conf, adduser complains about an unknown configuration

A variable named "name_regex" exists and fits the description in the
manpage.  I have attached a patch.

-------------- next part --------------
--- adduser.conf.5	2005-08-16 14:58:20.000000000 +0200
+++ adduser.conf-fixed.5	2005-08-16 14:59:02.000000000 +0200
@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@
 If set to a nonempty value, new users will have quotas copied from
 that user.  The default is empty.
 User names are checked against this regular expression. If the name
 doesn't match this regexp, user creation is refused unless
 --force-badname is set. With --force-badname set, only weak checks are

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