[Adduser-devel] Bug#515909: despite man page claims, a warning is not shown.

shaul Karl shaulkarl at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 18 10:32:13 UTC 2009

Package: adduser
Version: 3.110
Severity: normal

man page claims:

       If called with one non-option  argument  and  the  --system  
       option, adduser will add a system user. If a user with the same 
       name already exists in the system uid range (or, if the uid is  
       specified,  if  a user  with  that uid already exists), adduser 
       will exit with a warning.


       Suppress  informational  messages,  only  show  warnings  and

However this doesn't work for me. I do have an ftp user:

# adduser --quiet --system ftp


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