[Adduser-devel] Bug#352496: deluser (3.82): unable to delete any user

Andrew Lau netsnipe at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Feb 12 12:15:26 UTC 2006

Package: adduser
Version: 3.82
Severity: serious


I can no longer remove any user from my system using deluser.

# grep test /etc/passwd

# deluser test
Undefined argument in option spec

Andrew "Netsnipe" Lau

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.4.70     Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.0.14-6 change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                     5.8.8-2    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

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

      Andrew "Netsnipe" Lau	<http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~alau/>
    Debian GNU/Linux Maintainer & UNSW Computing Students' Society
            "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"
                     - Adam Savage (MythBusters)
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