[Adduser-devel] Bug#656926: adduser: $0 modif is too fragile for an 'important' package.

Iker Salmón ikerssm at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 22:30:59 UTC 2012

Package: adduser
Version: 3.113
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
trying to build a basic rootfs of armhf from x86 system with debootstrap i get this error when cron is setting up:
Setting up cron (3.0pl1-120+b1) ...
Can't set $0 with prctl(): Bad address at /usr/sbin/addgroup line 86.
dpkg: error processing cron (--configure):

related lines:
85    my $nogroup_id = getgrnam("nogroup") || 65534;
86    $0 =~ s+.*/++;
88    our $verbose = 1;        # should we be verbose?

see this thread for further details,


i've  reported a bug to perl:


honestly, i don't underestand a bit of what is this going about, i've just done my best to follow the instructions and report this correctly,


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-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-rc7-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.41
ii  passwd                 1:
ii  perl-base              5.14.2-6

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl  1.05-7+b1
ii  perl-modules            5.14.2-6

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

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