[Adduser-devel] Bug#453419: adduser: should depend on bzip2

Loris Boillet lb at 2m.dk
Thu Nov 29 13:16:06 UTC 2007

Package: adduser
Version: 3.102
Severity: normal


deluser's --backup option assumes bzip2 is installed, but adduser does
not depend on it.

Ex of command that fails if bzip2 is not installed:
deluser --remove-home --backup --backup-to . u111
Looking for files to backup/remove ...
Backing up files to be removed to . ...
backup_name = ./u111.tar/bin/tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
/usr/sbin/deluser: `1 ./u111.tar' returned error code 16777215. Exiting.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_DK, LC_CTYPE=en_DK (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.5.11       Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                      1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                   5.8.8-7etch1 The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

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

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