[Adduser-devel] Bug#665972: adduser: userdel -r fails with "segmentation fault"

Giuliano italia1bpf at alice.it
Tue Mar 27 12:41:23 UTC 2012

Package: adduser
Version: 3.113+nmu1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

  * What led up to the situation?
I tried to delete an user added with adduser, using "userdel -r"
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
I used "userdel -r" 
   * What was the outcome of this action?
"Segmentation fault" obtained
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
I expected removing of the user. Note: I can delete user only manually editing /etc/passwd file, but userdel fails.
Deluser do not works too

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.42
ii  passwd                 1:4.1.5-1
ii  perl-base              5.14.2-9

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl  1.05-7+b1
ii  perl-modules            5.14.2-9

-- debconf information:
  adduser/homedir-permission: true

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