[Adduser-devel] [amuthmann at dev-eth0.de: Bug#706382: apt-cacher-ng: Upgrade of apt-cacher-ng failes]

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Sat May 4 09:26:04 UTC 2013

> This one time, at band camp, Eduard Bloch said:
> > Hi guys,
> > 
> > could you have a look on this bug? All I see tells me that this isn't right.

Alexander Muthmann <amuthmann at dev-eth0.de> said:
> The output produced is:
> root at internal-services:~# adduser --quiet --system --group
> --no-create-home --home /var/cache/apt-cacher-ng apt-cacher-ng
> adduser: The user `apt-cacher-ng' already exists. Exiting.
> root at internal-services:~# echo $?
> 1
> root at internal-services:~# which adduser
> /usr/sbin/adduser

It looks to me like the user exists but outside of the system user
range.  I agree the error message could be better in that case.  Ask
Alexander to run:
getent passwd apt-cacher-ng

And check that the uid is indeed outside of the system user range.

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