[Adduser-devel] Bug#335894: (no subject)

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Tue Nov 1 16:49:15 UTC 2005

user adduser at packages.debian.org
usertags #335894 close-20051130

On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 09:53:49PM +0200, Kimon Gazis wrote:
> Couldn't it be that at some point in the past (where the user kimon even
> did not exist) the adm entry looked like this?:
> adm:x:4:logcheck:
> When the user kimon then was added he would have been appended directly
> behind the colon.

No, with that (invalid) /etc/group file, something differently odd

Adduser uses gpasswd to set the new group members, and gpasswd doesn't
accept ":" in a command line:
$ sudo gpasswd -M Debian-console-log:Debian-exim adm
gpasswd: unknown user Debian-console-log:Debian-exim

I am getting the impression that this bug cannot be adduser's fault. I
will therefore close this bug by 2005-11-30 if it remains
unreproducible by then.


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