[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#791806: /usr/sbin/useradd: man 8 useradd misinformation

Jo Black johannes.black at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 15:36:32 UTC 2015

Package: passwd
Version: 1:4.2-3
Severity: minor
File: /usr/sbin/useradd

Dear Maintainer,

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The sentence

"If the -m option is not used, BASE_DIR must exist."

in the man page is wrong. It works witha nonexisting directory, too.

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages passwd depends on:
ii  debianutils     4.5.1
ii  libaudit1       1:2.4.2-1
ii  libc6           2.19-18
ii  libpam-modules  1.1.8-3.1
ii  libpam0g        1.1.8-3.1
ii  libselinux1     2.3-2+b1
ii  libsemanage1    2.3-1+b2

passwd recommends no packages.

passwd suggests no packages.

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