[Adduser-devel] Bug#551929: adduser: /etc/deluser.conf is not considered

Denis Laxalde dlaxalde at free.fr
Wed Oct 21 20:40:02 UTC 2009

Package: adduser
Version: 3.111
Severity: important

In version 3.111, the configuration file /etc/deluser.conf seems not to
be considered any more when deluser is invoked.
In particular,
 - a backup archive is created when options --remove-home or
   --remove-all-files are used despite `BACKUP = 0` in /etc/deluser.conf
 - file system proc (among others maybe) is scanned when option
   --remove-all-files is used despite 
   `EXCLUDE_FSTYPES = "(proc|sysfs|usbfs|devpts|tmpfs)"` in /etc/deluser.conf

With 3.110, deluser behaves correctly.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'stable'), (200, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CA.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                    5.10.1-5    minimal Perl system

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-6     Using libc functions for internati
ii  perl-modules                  5.10.1-5   Core Perl modules

-- debconf information:
  adduser/homedir-permission: true

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