[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#450719: passwd: usermod --append option is not recognized as valid

Tim Miller Dyck editor at canadianmennonite.org
Fri Nov 9 16:04:44 UTC 2007

Package: passwd
Version: 1:
Severity: normal

usermod --append --groups cmstaff editor

	gives the usage screen and does not do the change, but

usermod -a --groups cmstaff editor

	works correctly.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-5-k7
Locale: LANG=en_CA.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages passwd depends on:
ii  debianutils            2.17              Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                  2.3.6.ds1-13etch2 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam-modules         0.79-4            Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam0g               0.79-4            Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1            1.32-3            SELinux shared libraries
ii  login                  1:      system login tools

passwd recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* passwd/username: thdyck
  passwd/make-user: true
  passwd/md5: false
  passwd/shadow: true
* passwd/user-fullname: Timothy Dyck

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