[Adduser-devel] Bug#435777: adduser --system reports user existing as a system user even if not

Vincent Bernat bernat at luffy.cx
Fri Aug 3 05:56:00 UTC 2007

Package: adduser
Version: 3.104
Severity: minor

Hi !

adduser --system bernat reports:
 The user bernat' already exists as a system user. Exiting.

My user is not a system user:
 bernat:x:500:100:Vincent Bernat,,,:/home/bernat:/bin/zsh
And from adduser.conf:

This is only a cosmetic bug.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]      1.5.14        Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                     1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                  5.8.8-7       The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

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

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