[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#569622: passwd needs to have login as dependency, groupadd fails otherwise

TGP1994 tgp1994 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 21:44:13 UTC 2010

Package: passwd
Version: 1:4.1.1-6+lenny1
Severity: important

Today while trying to install a package that used groupadd in it's post-install script, dpkg would fail for an unknown reason.
I ended up running strace on groupadd and discoverd a missing file, which was part of the login package.
passwd needs to have login as a dependency to fully function.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages passwd depends on:
ii  debianutils               2.30           Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                     2.7-18lenny2   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam-modules            1.0.1-5+lenny1 Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam0g                  1.0.1-5+lenny1 Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1               2.0.65-5       SELinux shared libraries

passwd recommends no packages.

passwd suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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