[Adduser-devel] Bug#481352: adduser: --backup backs up to file called "--bzip2"

Otto Visser debian-bug at otvi.nl
Thu May 15 13:36:29 UTC 2008

Package: adduser
Version: 3.107
Severity: normal

deluser --backup backs up the home directory of the to be deleted user to a file 
called --bzip2. The order of the arguments in deluser is incorrect, changing line 
325 by placing $backup_name directly after the "-cf" fixes the problem.

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.21     Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.1.1-1  change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                     5.10.0-10  The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

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