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

James Sleeman james at gogo.co.nz
Fri Sep 30 02:35:07 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 19:29 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:

> that would be one thing; but I don't see any reason why Debian should be
> expected to support passwd-only systems.

When I installed this debian system, many years ago it must be said, I
was given the OPTION of using shadow passwords if I wished to do so, at
the time (and mostly presently) I wished not to do so, for my own
reasons.  If Debian still gives that as an OPTION then packages
shouldn't really expect that OPTION being chosen, unless there is a way
that packages can specify a dependancy on shadow passwords so that they
won't even attempt to install without them, then I think that Debian
packages must not simply break when people do not pick the OPTION in the
install process.

Of course, as I say, it's been a long time since I've done a debian
install, so maybe shadow is no longer optional but a requirement.  In
that case, fine.
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