[Adduser-devel] Bug#488977: adduser: manual page out of date wrt --shell|-s flag

Aleksi Suhonen debian-reportbug-2008 at ssd.axu.tm
Wed Jul 2 13:54:03 UTC 2008

Package: adduser
Version: 3.108
Severity: minor

The synopsis section in the adduser manual page says that "--shell"
can be abbreviated to "-s", but testing it with:

debian% adduser -s /bin/zsh test

reports "-s" as ambiguous (shell, system).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.22     Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.1.1-2  change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                     5.10.0-10  The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

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

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