[Adduser-devel] Bug#336841: adduser: verbosity handling needs re-work

Marc Haber mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Tue Nov 1 16:37:35 UTC 2005

Package: adduser
Version: 3.77
Severity: normal

with the re-work, we broke some things regarding verbosity:

 * verbose, quiet and debug seem to be orthogonal, and should probably
   be handled by a single variable $verbose which can have numeric values.
 * currently, $verbose can only have the values 0 and 1, while
   systemcall outputs debug information if $verbose==2, which can never
 * Adduser uses direct system() calls in some places with explicit
   verbose handling. Thse should probably be replaced by systemcall().


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-zgsrv
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.4.58     Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.0.13-3 change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                     5.8.7-7    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

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