[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#508785: Bug#508785: gpasswd truncates usernames to 31 characters

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Mon Dec 15 22:02:24 UTC 2008

found 508785 1:4.1.1-6
tags 508785 upstream
tags 508785 fixed-upstream

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 12:44:07PM +0100, martin.von.wittich at iserv.eu wrote:
> useradd allows for user names up to 32 characters, but gpasswd -M
> truncates user names that are 32 characters long to 31 characters.

Thanks for reporting this.
It is now fixed upstream.

For Debian, I will wait for the end of the freeze and it should be
available in the first upload for lenny+1.

Best Regards,

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