[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#801707: O: shadow -- system login tools

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Oct 13 16:54:13 UTC 2015

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I intend to orphan the shadow package.

It is indeed time for me to accept that I won't be useful anymor efor
this package and, instead of blocking its adoption by someone else, I
should officially orphan it.

I'd be happy to help people who intend to maintain it, at least by
sponsoring uploads for those who aren't in the Debian Devleopers
keyring with upload rights.

The package description is:
 These tools are required to be able to login and use your system. The
 login program invokes your user shell and enables command execution. The
 newgrp program is used to change your effective group ID (useful for
 workgroup type situations). The su program allows changing your effective
 user ID (useful being able to execute commands as another user).

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