[Pkg-shadow-devel] Help wanted: test new shadow source package (login, passwd, uidmap, etc.)

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Fri May 2 05:29:38 UTC 2014

On Fri, May 02, 2014 at 04:38:15AM +0000, Serge Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Christian PERRIER (bubulle at debian.org):
> > Quoting Christian PERRIER (bubulle at debian.org):
> > > Hello fellow developers,
> > > 
> > > I would like to request your help in testing the new version of the
> > > shadow package (that provides login, passwd and such other important
> > > or base packages).

> > I haven't got much feedback....which is indeed what I was more or less
> > expecting. ;-)

> > So, well, let's jump into the mud (I love to do that when
> > running.....not sure I love to do that in my FLOSS activities) and
> > I'll soon upload shadow to unstable.... Be prepared.

> so first glitch I found is that /etc/subuid was not created for me.
> login.postinst only creates that on new installs.  In Ubuntu it
> does so anytime it does not exist - I assume you made that change
> on purpose?  usermod -v refuses to run if the file does not exist,
> so users will need to be told to create those files themselves.

The right answer is probably to create the file on new installs and on
upgrades from versions earlier than the first version introducing this.

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