Re: Why does Debian use a nonstandard chsh?
Michael Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> So we could change our chsh to report a version number, but that number
> would have no relation to the version of util-linux which is what the
> Changes maintainer is getting at. The other option is to drop the chsh
> from the shadow suite in favor of the one from util-linux, but it
> doesn't seem logical that a program that modifies a field in the passwd
> file should be seperate from the rest of the passwd utilities. The real
> fix here would be for the rest of the utilities in util-linux to report
> a version number, so that one of the more relevant packages could be
> used as the litmus test.
Actually, there is a good reason to drop the current chsh, passwd, and
login programs in favor of whatever Red Hat is using - namely PAM
support. But this reason has nothing to do with the -v option. (And,
yes, PAM support implies shadow support.)