[Adduser-devel] Bug#440236: adduser: deluser.conf manpage calls a hash sign a pound sign

Malcolm Parsons malcolm.parsons at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 20:33:33 UTC 2007

Package: adduser
Version: 3.104
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

deluser.conf.5 says:
Comment lines must have a pound sign (#) at the beginning of the line.

adduser.conf.5 says:
Comment lines must have a hash sign (#) in the first column.

adduser.conf.5 correctly calls the # a hash sign.

This was reported in Ubuntu:

diff --git a/doc/deluser.conf.5 b/doc/deluser.conf.5
index 458a4dd..2fdaa95 100644
--- a/doc/deluser.conf.5
+++ b/doc/deluser.conf.5
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ and
 Each option takes the form
 .IR option " = " value .
 Double or single quotes are allowed around the value.  Comment lines
-must have a pound sign (#) at the beginning of the line.
+must have a hash sign (#) at the beginning of the line.
 deluser(8) and delgroup(8) also read /etc/adduser.conf, see

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-10-generic
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.5.6        Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                      1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                   5.8.8-6.1    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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