[Adduser-devel] Bug#840982: deluser: should point to perl not perl-modules

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Sun Oct 16 15:54:17 UTC 2016

Package: adduser
Version: 3.115
X-Debbugs-Cc: perl at packages.debian.org

deluser currently has

  if (($config{remove_home} || $config{remove_all_files} || $config{backup}) && ($install_more_packages)) {
      fail (8, gtx("In order to use the --remove-home, --remove-all-files, and --backup features,
  you need to install the `perl-modules' package. To accomplish that, run
  apt-get install perl-modules.\n"));
but perl-modules nowadays only exists as a virtual package that we'd
like to remove at some point.

Please instruct users to install 'perl' instead. See
and the long description of the perl-modules-5.24 package (which has
superseded perl-modules.)
Niko Tyni   ntyni at debian.org

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