[Pkg-shadow-devel] clamav-base piuparts failure: After purging files have been modified: /etc/subgid

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Mon May 12 14:37:18 UTC 2014

Hi all,

clamav-base 0.98.3+dfsg-1 failed the piuparts test [1]:
0m30.8s ERROR: FAIL: After purging files have been modified:
   /etc/subgid	 not owned
   /etc/subgid-	 not owned
   /etc/subuid	 not owned
   /etc/subuid-	 not owned

As far as I know, these /etc/sub{u,g}id files are created by the shadow 
package since version 1:4.2-1 [2]:
    * login.postinst: install a default /etc/subuid and /etc/subgid

They are probably changed by clamav-base, because it uses adduser to 
create the clamav system user (and has done so for a long time, without 
any problems).

Thus I don't think this is a problem in clamav-base, but rather piuparts 
should ignore these files.

If we have to fix something in clamav, I would appreciate it, if the 
shadow maintainers could explain how to properly do this.

Best regards,

1: https://piuparts.debian.org/sid/fail/clamav-base_0.98.3+dfsg-1.log

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