[Adduser-devel] Bug#486585: Bug#486585: adduser/homedir-permission isn't set the first time running debconf

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Mon Jun 16 23:55:38 UTC 2008

This one time, at band camp, Christoph Anton Mitterer said:
> Hi I'm not totally sure about this, but I think the following happened
> several times for me:
> 1. I've installed plain etch.
> 2. dist-upgraded to sid
> 3. debconf asked me for adduser whether I want system wide readable
> home-dirs, and I choose no
> 4. I do a dpkg-reconfigure adduser,... yes is selected
> 5. When I select no now, subsequent invokations of dpkg-reconfigure show
> the correct value.
> Is this possible?! ;)

I am by no means a debconf guru, so take what I say with a grain of
salt.  The scripts to do the debconf config _look_ correct to me.  I
have seen this sort of thing before with debconf, but it has usually
turned out to be a UI issue - someone thought they had made a relevant
key press and hadn't, that sort of thing.  If you have any suggestions
where to look, I'm happy to, but I have low hopes of changing any code
at this point.

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