Bug#854792: fails when there are two users with the same UID

Juan Céspedes cespedes at debian.org
Thu Feb 16 09:44:23 UTC 2017

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:16 AM, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu at debian.org>

> On 10/02/17 13:38, Juan Cespedes wrote:
> > Summary: accounts-daemon.service fails to work properly when there are
> > two users in the system with the same UID.

> I'm not sure that's a system configuration that is supported. If you shoot
> yourself in the foot, you should expect some problems...

Neither the Debian Policy nor any other document I am aware of states that
it shouldn't be done.  I do it fairly often for several reasons, and I know
of some other people who do it too.

Furthermore, it has always worked, and suddenly, after upgrading to
stretch, it fails to work *silently*...

Juan Cespedes
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