[Adduser-devel] Bug#330192: ' in /etc/skel filenames causes "Unmatched '"

D. Goel deego at gnufans.org
Mon Sep 26 17:19:07 UTC 2005

Package: adduser
Version: 3.63
Severity: normal

I copied my gnome conf to /etc/skel.  (is this stupid of me?)

/etc/skel/.gnome had filenames with ' in their names.

adduser (sarge) then failed to work, complaining: Unmatched '.

(When I removed those files, this problem went away.)
(The adduser in woody used to work fine with the same files, iirc.).

PS: Is this a security issue? 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-k7
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf               Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                  1:4.0.3-31sarge5 change and administer password and
ii  perl-base               5.8.4-8          The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

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

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