[Adduser-devel] Bug#372280: adduser fails: "configuration error - unknown item"

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Fri Jun 9 09:33:42 UTC 2006

reassign #372280 shadow

On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 02:03:56AM -0700, Ian Bruce wrote:
> "adduser" produces a lot of error messages about unrecognized
> parameters, which may or may not be harmless. This may indicate a
> conflict with some version of another package, but it's not clear to me
> which one.
> related packages:
> passwd : v1:4.0.15-10
> debconf : v1.5.1
> configuration error - unknown item 'FAIL_DELAY' (notify administrator)

The string cannot be found in adduser, but in shadow. I suspect that
there is something wrong with your /etc/login.defs file.

I'll reassign to shadow for more detailed analysis. Shadow team, if I
am wrong and the error is really in adduser, please reassign back.


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