Bug#374981: [Adduser-devel] Bug#374981: adduser: symlink bug true for all symlinks, not just dead ones

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Wed Oct 4 12:12:22 UTC 2006

This one time, at band camp, jeff said:
> Any symlink in /etc/skel will cause this bug, whether to file or
> directory. I've tried it with /var and /share and /bin/bash and
> /share/special.ods

You are saying any dead symlink, or any symlink at all?  If you mean
the former, this is a known bug, fixed in later versions.  If you mean
the presence of any symlink at all causes a problem, can you please
provide a compete listing of /etc/skel (ls -la /etc/skel and ls -l each
file that symlinks point to) and the error output that happens on an
adduser run.

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