Bug#837871: no need for addgroup: The group `input' already exists as a system group. Exiting. messages
afif at debian.org
Thu Sep 15 08:59:51 BST 2016
Control: reassign -1 adduser
Control: affects -1 + udev
Hi, Michael and all,
On Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:25:14 +0200 Michael Biebl <biebl at debian.org> wrote:
> Control: block -1 by 763055
> Am 15.09.2016 um 01:56 schrieb ç©ä¸¹å°¼ Dan Jacobson:
> > Package: udev
> > Version: 231-6
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Perhaps on upgrade instead of saying
> > addgroup: The group `input' already exists as a system group. Exiting.
> > say nothing, and instead just say
> > Adding group `input'.
> > if adding.
> > That way you need only make one message once,
> > instead of a message upon each upgrade.
> > And it is a message about doing something,
> > instead of a message about doing nothing.
> > No need to distract system administrators with a message about doing
> > nothing, each upgrade.
> That's basically an adduser bug. We wanted to use --quiet, but this is
> broken due to https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=763055
It looks to me instead like a duplicate of
<https://bugs.debian.org/759740>. The bug you mention looks like it's
about the opposite problem--where an error occurs, but nothing is
printed because --quiet was passed.
If you agree, I would merge this ticket with #759740 and remove the
> Good luck getting adduser fixed.
I was going to say that this would be fixed sooner than you think, but
I'm planning to travel soon, so it could be about a month or so. :)
Thanks and regards
Afif Elghraoui | عفيف الغراوي
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