/etc/login.defs has Unicode apostrophe in comments

Bug #1537394 reported by Kevin Cole
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Bug Description

Ubuntu Studio Controls crashed due to a character out of range.
Further investigation showed that line 221 of /etc/login.defs had a comment:

# If set to yes, userdel will remove the user\u00B4s group if it contains no

Changing it to:

# If set to yes, userdel will remove the user's group if it contains no

fixed the problem.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 15.10
Release: 15.10

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 15.10
Release: 15.10
root@acer:/etc# apt-cache policy login
login:
  Installed: 1:4.1.5.1-1.1ubuntu7
  Candidate: 1:4.1.5.1-1.1ubuntu7
  Version table:
 *** 1:4.1.5.1-1.1ubuntu7 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Tags: patch
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Kevin Cole (kjcole) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Changed "\u00b4" to "'"" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Would prefer that we not carry a delta to this core package for something that is arguably not a bug (it's Ubuntu Studio Control's bug that it can't handle unicode input). Could you please forward this bug upstream to Debian?

Changed in shadow (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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