[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#739981: Bug#739981: passwd: Please upload version with subuid/subgid support

micah micah at riseup.net
Wed Feb 26 02:29:47 UTC 2014

Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> writes:

> Quoting Micah Anderson (micah at debian.org):
>> Package: passwd
>> Version: 1:
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Hello!
>> In order to have unprivileged lxc containers in debian, we need to
>> have a version of shadow uploaded that has subuid/subgid support. I
>> spoke with stgraber on irc about this and he indicated that the patches are already in on alioth, but it hasn't been uploaded yet. I'm curious what is needed to get that to happen?

Actually, I looked closer at the package, and I see that the packaging
was picked up from ubuntu, but not the actual upstream change, these are
what are missing:


in fact, if you attempt to build the package, you will get an error
about missing man pages, which at least one of the patches in the above
link adds.

> Mostly someone really caring about the package..:-)
> I can't really make that promise but, on the other hand, it seems that
> I'm tha last one who can.....

Yikes! Maybe a RFH would get some "fresh blood" working on things?


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