[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#561864: snmpd: Fails to install if not using shadow passwords

Chris Chiappa chris+debian at chiappa.net
Sun Dec 20 20:20:22 UTC 2009

Package: snmpd
Severity: important

I don't use shadow passwords and snmpd consequently fails to upgrade:

Setting up snmpd ( ...
chage: the shadow password file is not present
/usr/bin/chage failed with return code 15, shadow not enabled, password aging cannot be set. Continuing.
chage: the shadow password file is not present
dpkg: error processing snmpd (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 20
Errors were encountered while processing:

I believe other packages that have had similar problems simply ignore
problems from chage, but I'm not an expert.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages snmpd depends on:
ii  adduser                   3.111          add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.5.28         Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                     2.10.2-2       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libsnmp15        SNMP (Simple Network Management Pr
ii  libwrap0                  7.6.q-18       Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  lsb-base                  3.2-23         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

snmpd recommends no packages.

snmpd suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
* snmpd/upgradefrom521:

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