[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#467488: Bug#467488: passwd: adduser/deluser does now work without shadow

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Tue Feb 26 00:16:30 UTC 2008

tags 467488 confirmed
tags 467488 upstream
retitle 467488 gpasswd does not work without a gshadow file

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:58:37PM +0100, chrhenz at gmx.de wrote:
> I could not add/remove a user to/from a group:
> # LANG=C deluser chenz video
> Removing user `chenz' from group `video' ...
> gpasswd: can't open shadow file
> /usr/sbin/deluser: `/usr/bin/gpasswd -M  video' returned error code 1. Exiting
> gpasswd quit because it failed to open "/etc/gshadow".

Thanks for this bug report.
I could reproduce it and will soon provide a patch.

Best Regards,

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