[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#681838: /usr/sbin/useradd: allow username (not just number) with -u

Ariel asdebian at dsgml.com
Tue Jul 17 00:29:41 UTC 2012

Package: passwd
Version: 1:
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/sbin/useradd

Can you allow the -u option to take a username, not just a number?

It's useful with -o

A workaround is using the id command, but it's simpler if the program does it itself.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.5
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages passwd depends on:
ii  debianutils           3.4                Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                 2.13-32            Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libpam-modules        1.1.1-6.1+squeeze1 Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam0g              1.1.1-6.1+squeeze1 Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1           2.0.96-1           SELinux runtime shared libraries

passwd recommends no packages.

passwd suggests no packages.

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