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

Eduard Bloch edi at gmx.de
Sun May 12 15:20:46 UTC 2013

Hello again,
* Stephen Gran [Sat, May 04 2013, 10:26:04AM]:

> > 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.

Thanks for the hint, it was exactly like you assumed. And I, for
one, consider this as a minor bug, it should at least print a meaningful
error message. Should I clone this BR and reassign to adduser package,
or do you have it already somewhere in the TODO list?

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