Bug#389160: [Adduser-devel] Bug#389160: adduser: Please allow "@" in user names

Joerg Hoh joerg at joerghoh.de
Sun Sep 24 18:03:11 UTC 2006

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 06:39:40PM +0100, Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Christoph Ulrich Scholler said:
> > Please allow creation of user names containing an "@" character.
> > Currently, this does not work, even if NAME_REGEX has been changed
> > accordingly.
> > 
> > Background: I want to use PAM/saslauthd as configuration backend for a
> > virtual-domain-enabled Cyrus IMAPd.  For this to work correctly, my user
> > names must look like email addresses.
> Tentative fix has been checked in to svn.  It Works For Me (TM), but
> another look wouldn't hurt before release.

Till now a failing check using the internal regexp prints an error message
and exits adduser. If we remove that exit (like you did), we should clearly
state the the message is a warning and no error.

This would require another (but easy) update of the po-files :-|

I'll check-in that.


What did you do to the cat? It looks half-dead. -Schroedinger's wife
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