[Adduser-devel] Bug#339670: Unable to parse /etc/adduser.conf with 3.78 on Sid

Edward J. Shornock ed at crazeecanuck.homelinux.net
Thu Nov 17 22:00:22 UTC 2005

Package: adduser
Version: 3.78
Followup-For: Bug #339670

I get the same errors as well with adduser and deluser.

# deluser testing
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':29.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':30.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':34.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':35.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':45.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':53.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':60.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/deluser.conf':4.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/deluser.conf':7.
/usr/sbin/deluser: Couldn't parse `/etc/deluser.conf':14.
Removing user `testing'...

I also noticed duplicate entries in /etc/adduser.conf as well, and I did
not alter that file either. /usr/share/adduser/adduser.conf also
includes those duplicated lines.

# FIRST_SYSTEM_[GU]ID to LAST_SYSTEM_[GU]ID inclusive is the range for
# UIDs
# for dynamically allocated administrative and system accounts/groups.

# FIRST_[GU]ID to LAST_[GU]ID inclusive is the range of UIDs of
# dynamically
# allocated user accounts/groups.

Removing the duplicate entries does not fix the problem.  Downgrading to
3.77 does resolve it here.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (650, 'unstable'), (640, 'experimental'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-ck5-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.4.59     Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.0.13-6 change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                     5.8.7-8    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* adduser/homedir-permission: false
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