[Adduser-devel] Bug#330743: cups-pdf: No longer installable when not using shadow passwords.

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Fri Sep 30 02:29:09 UTC 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 12:28:05PM +1200, James Sleeman wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 14:37 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > But why does your system not have a shadow password file?

> Because there is no law saying I have to have to use shadow passwords
> and I prefer not to on this particular system.

Well, there's no law that says Debian has to support non-shadow systems,
either.  If you were making a case that you don't need /etc/shadow because
all your account data is in Kerberos or LDAP or something of the sort, or
that the /etc/shadow file was missing from your system because of a bug,
that would be one thing; but I don't see any reason why Debian should be
expected to support passwd-only systems.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/
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