[Pkg-shadow-devel] Help wanted: test new shadow source package (login, passwd, uidmap, etc.)
serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com
Fri May 2 13:38:23 UTC 2014
Quoting Steve Langasek (vorlon at debian.org):
> 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.
Yeah I was thinking that last night - i guess this is pretty easy to
do, and some people will not want to have those files.
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