[Adduser-devel] Bug#121262: bash: Some *.dpkg-old files remain in /etc/skel

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Sat Oct 8 15:15:40 UTC 2005

user adduser at packages.debian.org
usertag + patch-appreciated
tags #121262 help

On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 06:23:51PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> I changed the .bash_profile and .bashrc files in /etc/skel some time ago.
> I noticed that since they are conffiles there are now after an upgrade
> some *.dpkg-old files in /etc/skel and depending on how you answer dpkg's
> question whether to update these files you get *.dpkg-dist files otherwise.
> These files in /etc are not a problem, the only annoying thing is that
> these files are also copied into the home of every newly created user.

So it should be configurable in adduser to have a regexp or wildcard
list of files which should not be copied over from /etc/skel.

This surely is possible, patch appreciated.


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