[Adduser-devel] Bug#442619: Bug#442619: adduser: useradd don't accept "s" as "yes" when in portuguese

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Sun Sep 16 19:10:26 UTC 2007

This one time, at band camp, Joao Eriberto Mota Filho said:
> When operating in systems with Brazilian Portuguese language set,
> after a netinst install, the adduser command don't accept "s" option
> ("s" of "sim" = "yes"). The result of the "locale yesexpr" command is
> "^[SsyY].*". The "y" option works fine. After some time (or
> apt-gets?), the problem don't occur more. I don't know perl and don't
> know how to fix the problem. Sorry.

This is by design.  locale yesexpr is set depending on whether we have
the perl-modules package installed, and the failsafe is [Yy].  During
install, it is likely you may not yet have perl-modules installed.

I'm not really sure that this is a bug, and I don't think there's a lot
we can do to fix it in any case - we can't really enlarge the base
install cd for one question.

Comments, ideas, anyone?
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