[Adduser-devel] Bug#547911: adduser: option --add_extra_groups not mentioned in --help overview, but mentioned in manpage

Mark Florian markrian at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 14:16:00 UTC 2009

Package: adduser
Version: 3.110
Severity: minor

Relevant output:

$ /usr/sbin/adduser --help
adduser [--home DIR] [--shell SHELL] [--no-create-home] [--uid ID]
[--firstuid ID] [--lastuid ID] [--gecos GECOS] [--ingroup GROUP | --gid ID]
[--disabled-password] [--disabled-login] USER

and from the manpage:

adduser [options] [--home  DIR] [--shell SHELL] [--no-create-home] [--uid ID]
                  [--firstuid ID] [--lastuid ID] [--ingroup GROUP | --gid ID]
                  [--disabled-password] [--disabled-login] [--gecos GECOS]
                  [--add_extra_groups] user

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]    1.5.24          Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                   1:4.1.1-6       change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                5.10.0-19lenny2 minimal Perl system

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl   1.05-4          Using libc functions for internati
ii  perl-modules             5.10.0-19lenny2 Core Perl modules

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

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