[Pkg-shadow-devel] Useradd command regression

Serge E. Hallyn serge at hallyn.com
Thu Nov 10 14:52:02 GMT 2022

On Sun, Oct 30, 2022 at 05:50:04PM +0100, Patrick d'Emmabuntüs wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to inform you that following the last update of the passwd
> package, the -m option of the useradd command no longer works correctly: https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs//main/s/shadow/shadow_4.12.3+dfsg1-2_changelog
> We detected this using the Calamares software which uses the useradd
> command: https://github.com/calamares/calamares/issues/2062
> I tested this latest version of useradd without using Calamares and it no
> longer copies the contents of the /etc/skel folder when it contains a hidden
> folder in /etc/skel. If /etc/skel contains non-hidden folders, the content
> of these is not copied, however the config files present in /etc/skel are
> copied unless there is a hidden folder in it.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Patrick

Sorry if I misread, but from following the bug report it looks like it
may be fixed upstream, is that true?  Or is shadow master branch still

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