[Adduser-devel] Bug#541620: /etc/adduser.conf is not handled at all

Christoph Anton Mitterer christoph.anton.mitterer at physik.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Aug 14 23:30:36 UTC 2009

Package: adduser
Version: 3.110
Severity: normal


It seems that /etc/adduser.conf is not marked as conffile for the  
package (but there's some file in /usr/share... ?!)...
Why this?

There seems to be no other handling for merging changes from  
maintainers version, which makes it invisible for updates.

I've just seen that I had a totally outdated version of that file,  
missing many new config options.
Even if you use that /usr/share file as fallback,.. this is bad, as  
users won't learn about new options, e.g.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
   APT prefers unstable
   APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-heisenberg (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.27      Debian configuration  
management sy
ii  passwd                       1: change and administer  
password and
ii  perl-base                    5.10.0-24   minimal Perl system

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-4     Using libc functions for  
ii  perl-modules                  5.10.0-24  Core Perl modules

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

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