[Adduser-devel] Bug#327144: adduser: calls chage even when shadow passwords aren't being used

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Thu Sep 8 05:12:49 UTC 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 01:45:39AM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> adduser calls (as far as I can determine, not knowing perl) chage for
> new system accounts unconditionally. chage fails when shadow passwords
> are not being used. This causes some packages to fail to install (at
> least under piuparts in a chroot).

passwd upstream has again changed the error code that adduser tries to
catch in that case.


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