[Pkg-shadow-devel] Please unblock shadow

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Wed Feb 28 07:18:48 CET 2007

This is *not* one of my regular "Please unblock" requests for
l10n. This is certainly a more complicated one to check..:)

Nicolas François, my magic co-maintainer (indeed now the real
maintainer of shadow), prepared a new upload of shadow, targeted to

In "short", changes include:
-correct the encoding of Swedish manpages
-regenerate man pages during the build. That patch is very big but it
 fixes a default in theupstream build system, where manpages are build
 asynchronously and not at the package build. This prevents changes
 made for Debian specific purposes to go in the generated manpages
 This is a very big patch to review but, well, Nicolas, is one of the
 specialists of manpages/gettext fiddling so I tend to believe him
 blindly on such issues

-remove a pam_end() call in su which was breaking the use of Kerberos
 tickets. See #412061
 That fix got the blessing of Steve Langasek

shadow (1: unstable; urgency=low

  * The "Pélardon" release
  * Debian packaging fixes:
    - debian/recode_manpages.sh: Recode the Swedish manpages to ISO-8859-1.
    Closes: #403210
    - 200_regenerate_manpages: Manually generate the man pages. This fixes the
    formatting of some pages (e.g. passwd.5); permits to propagate the Debian
    changes to the translated manpages; and to benefit from the fixes in the
    Swedish manpages (see 104_man-sv).
  * Upstream bugs fixed upstream:
    - 104_man-sv: Fix Swedish manpages's PO encoding (some characters were
    converted twice to UTF-8).
  * Upstream bugs or fixes not yet fixed in upstream releases or CVS:
    - 405_su_no_pam_end_before_exec: Avoid terminating the PAM library in the
    forked child.  This is done later in the parent after closing the PAM
    session.  With pam_krb5, this allow users to reuse the cached credential
    in the forked shell. Closes: #412061

 -- Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org>  Tue, 27 Feb 2007 06:51:44 +0100

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