[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#833256: util-linux: Please use login/su/... implementations provided by util-linux

Laurent Bigonville bigon at debian.org
Tue Aug 2 09:01:56 UTC 2016

Package: util-linux
Version: 2.28-6
Severity: normal


ATM, on debian, login, su, ... are provided by the shadow package.

It seems that all other distribution are using the implementations from

Shouldn't debian do the same and shouldn't we build the "login" from

This should of course be coordinated with the maintainer of the shadow


Laurent Bigonville

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages util-linux depends on:
ii  libblkid1      2.28-6
ii  libc6          2.23-4
ii  libfdisk1      2.28-6
ii  libmount1      2.28-6
ii  libncursesw5   6.0+20160625-1
ii  libpam0g       1.1.8-3.3
ii  libselinux1    2.5-3
ii  libsmartcols1  2.28-6
ii  libsystemd0    231-1
ii  libtinfo5      6.0+20160625-1
ii  libudev1       231-1
ii  libuuid1       2.28-6
ii  zlib1g         1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

util-linux recommends no packages.

Versions of packages util-linux suggests:
ii  dosfstools          4.0-2
ii  kbd                 2.0.3-2
ii  util-linux-locales  2.28-6

-- no debconf information

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