[Adduser-devel] Bug#555307: adduser: deluser needs to set $PATH

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 9 09:34:21 UTC 2009

Package: adduser
Version: 3.111
Severity: important
Tags: patch
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch karmic


In https://launchpad.net/bugs/458883 it was reported that deluser does
not set $PATH explicitly. This causes it to fail when being called
from a program which does not have (a correct, or empty) $PATH, such
as D-Bus activated backends (system-tools-backends). Since deluser
calls which and deluser, it needs a proper $PATH.

adduser already sets $PATH explicitly for this reason. The same should
be done in deluser.

Patch: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/35261113/set-deluser-path.patch

Thanks for considering,


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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