[Adduser-devel] Re: Bug#318264: gdm package fails to install when /etc/shadow is not present

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Sat Jul 16 16:52:08 UTC 2005

reassign 318264 adduser
close 318264


On Thu, Jul 14, 2005, Thomas E. Vaughan wrote:
> I am not using shadow passwords, and when I try to install
> the latest gdm, the 'chage' command gives an error that
> aborts the gdm installation.  I think that gdm should
> install regardless of whether shadow passwords are in use.

 This was a bug in adduser, which has been fixed in version 3.65:

adduser (3.65) unstable; urgency=low

  * do not abort if chage returns exit code 3. This is an indication
    that password aging cannot be set due to shadow not being enabled.
    Closes: #316089, #317944.

 (gdm is calling adduser in its postinst.)

 I'm closing your bug.


Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>
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