[Adduser-devel] Bug#339670: marked as done (newest adduser fails to parse adduser.conf)

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Package: adduser
Version: 3.77
Severity: important

The latest version of adduser (and deluser) says is fails to parse
adduser.conf, one error per uncommented line.  Rolling back to the
previous version fixes it.  Screen shot:

[ david at server1 ] $ sudo adduser crap
adduser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':29.
adduser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':30.
adduser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':34.
adduser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':35.
adduser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':45.
adduser: Couldn't parse `/etc/adduser.conf':62.
Adding user `crap'...

[ david at server1 ] $ sudo dpkg -i ~/adduser_3.77_all.deb
dpkg - warning: downgrading adduser from 3.78 to 3.77.
(Reading database ... 39676 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace adduser 3.78 (using .../david/adduser_3.77_all.deb)
Unpacking replacement adduser ...
Setting up adduser (3.77) ...

[ david at server1 ] $ sudo deluser crap
Removing user `crap'...

[ david at server1 ] $ sudo adduser crap
Adding user `crap'...

I also noticed that some lines in adduser.conf were duplicated
there twice).  I know I hadn't modified the file, so the defaults may be
screwed up.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-386
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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: true

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Source: adduser
Source-Version: 3.79

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
adduser, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/a/adduser/adduser_3.79.dsc
  to pool/main/a/adduser/adduser_3.79.tar.gz
  to pool/main/a/adduser/adduser_3.79_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 339670 at bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de> (supplier of updated adduser package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:29:46 +0000
Source: adduser
Binary: adduser
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.79
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Adduser Developers <adduser-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Changed-By: Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de>
 adduser    - Add and remove users and groups
Closes: 339670 339686
 adduser (3.79) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix shadowless systems _again_.
     Thanks to Matt Zimmerman. (mh) Closes: #339686
   * remove double values from adduser.conf. (mh)
   * Allow underscores in adduser.conf variable names.
     Thanks to David Bishop and Edward J. Shornock. (mh) Closes: #339670
 b9a400e1f9f0a074a3b77642f7d3f45e 643 admin important adduser_3.79.dsc
 fa2adfc1e04e34dd375a0569cdd05590 173275 admin important adduser_3.79.tar.gz
 7d062ff2c3d40186fdb1ad2c1ecf5479 130316 admin important adduser_3.79_all.deb

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