[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#635679: useradd and groupadd fail if /etc/passwd and /etc/group are symlinks

Adam M. Costello bug.amc+5+ at nicemice.net
Sat Jul 30 06:26:40 UTC 2011

Nicolas François <nicolas.francois at centraliens.net> wrote:

> How did shadow behave before this change?
> I think that it could read successfully the files, but then it probably
> destroyed the links every time a change was committed.

I don't remember.

> I would expect the same behavior from PAM when passwords are changed.

Indeed, I just now tried changing my password, and it destroyed the


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