dpkg question for conffile /etc/login.defs

Bug #18570 reported by Martin Pitt on 2005-06-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
shadow (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Upgrading login from the Hoary version to current Breezy asks dpkg conffile
question about /etc/login.defs, although I never touched that file.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I can't reproduce this by installing the breezy deb on top of the hoary deb, so
the package itself is not the cause.

Colin, does the installer pre-generate a /etc/login.defs in some way? This would
explain the conffile question.

Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen) wrote :

I can not duplicate this with a fresh hoary install and then an upgrade of only login to breezy.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I'm sure that I got it, but next time I'll try an upgrade I will check again.

Closing.. i just did a hoary -> breezy upgrade and i haven't seen this question
at all.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

(In reply to comment #1)
> Colin, does the installer pre-generate a /etc/login.defs in some way? This would
> explain the conffile question.

Not to my knowledge, no.

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

This question appeared in an upgrade (using update-manager -d) from a pretty clean Edgy install to Feisty. I have never touched that file. The differences were whitespace and comments.

Changed in shadow:
status: Fix Released → Unconfirmed
Changed in shadow:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
gnudoc (gnudoc) wrote :

Can anyone confirm that this affects Feisty to Gutsy upgrades? I tried to do so and couldnt reproduce.

David Tomaschik (matir) wrote :

I did not see this bug on upgrade from feisty to gutsy on any of 3 machines.

gnudoc (gnudoc) wrote :

OK folks, gutsy seems not even to have the package shadow. The following is on a more-or-less standard install, the only changes being turning on compiz and installing awn.

<code>sudo aptitude show shadow</code>
E: Unable to locate package shadow

<code>sudo aptitude search shadow</code>
p libshadow-ruby1.8 - Interface of shadow password for Ruby 1.8


I have now tried feisty -> gutsy upgrades on four further machines. I think it would be fair to say that this bug has been squashed one way or another, so I'm closing this. :)

Changed in shadow:
status: New → Fix Released
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

shadow is a source package, not a binary package. apt-cache showsrc shadow

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

For the record, I just got it again when doing a dapper->hardy upgrade. However, I have the impression that gnome-system-tools' users-admin has something to do with it, since it did not happen in the automatic dist-upgrader.

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