[Adduser-devel] Bug#730107: adduser --system and addgroup --system should ignore remote directory services

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Thu Nov 21 19:40:54 UTC 2013

This one time, at band camp, Harald Dunkel said:
> Problem:
> adduser --system or addgroup --system refuse to proceed
> if the name is already provided by a remote directory
> service for passwd or group. On the next reboot the user
> or group names cannot be resolved, if the (unrelated!)
> directory service is not available yet.
> The system users and groups should be defined locally,
> independent from the availability of a foreign directory
> service.

adduser uses the system nss routines.  It's up to the admin of the
system to set them up appropriately, sorry.

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