[Pkg-zsh-devel] Bug#860033: /usr/bin/zsh gone after dist-upgrade

ilf ilf at zeromail.org
Mon Apr 10 13:58:47 UTC 2017

Package: zsh
Version: 5.3.1-3+b1
Severity: serious

On a jessie box, I had /usr/bin/zsh as my shell in /etc/passwd.
After a dist-upgrade to stretch, that binary is gone.

The package usrmerge was not installed during dist-upgrade.

RC, because this effectively locked me out of the system.

I worked around it by changing it to /bin/zsh by hand. If this change is 
intentional, I propose to at least prompt users during upgrade, maybe 
even check if /usr/bin/zsh is used in /etc/passwd.

Thanks, and keep up the good work!


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