[Adduser-devel] Bug#212872: passwd: adduser should ask for password again if there is a mismatch

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Fri Oct 21 15:53:43 UTC 2005

On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 04:49:49PM +0100, David Pashley wrote:
> If there is a mismatch when entering a password for a user, it should
> ask you for the password again first before removing the user. 

Later versions of adduser simply abort in this situation, leaving the
account in a disabled, unconfigured state. This is a bug in my
opinion, and should be fixed in the way you suggest.


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