[Adduser-devel] Bug#666435: invalid error message when subprocess killed by signal

Peter Eisentraut petere at debian.org
Fri Mar 30 17:57:44 UTC 2012

Package: adduser
Version: 3.113+nmu1
Severity: minor

If you happen to run into the userdel segfault (#660406), then you get
an error message like this:

/usr/sbin/deluser: `/usr/sbin/userdel foo' exited from signal 139. Exiting.

This should be signal 11 instead.  The description of the Perl system
function suggests to use ($? & 127), instead of $? & 255 currently in

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