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

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Tue Dec 16 19:58:39 UTC 2008


On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:48:00AM +0100, martin.von.wittich at iserv.eu wrote:
> > Thanks for reporting this.
> > It is now fixed upstream.
> I've been looking for an upstream site/bugtracker, but I haven't found
> any. Did I overlook it?

The upstream site is now: http://pkg-shadow.alioth.debian.org/

There is also a tracker:

The pkg-shadow-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org mailing list is used for
upstream development, and your bug was forwarded there.

There are no problems in submitting the bug to the Debian BTS.

> > For Debian, I will wait for the end of the freeze and it should be
> > available in the first upload for lenny+1.
> Sorry, I don't quite understand what that means for us... at the moment,
> we're using Debian etch. When lenny gets stable, we will upgrade our
> servers; will we then get the fixed gpasswd or do we have to wait until
> the next stable release _after_ lenny?

Lenny is currently frozen and only changes fixing release critical bugs
are allowed.
For Etch also, only critical/security bugs can receive uploads.
So, yes, if you are using a stable release, you will have to wait for
the stable release _after_ lenny.

In the mean time, you can probably use usermod instead.
(depending on what you want to achieve, "usermod -G <group> <user>" can be

Best Regards,

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