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Re: debhelper & /usr/bin/passwd

In foo.debian-devel, you wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I just updated my potato system.  The only two packages that were being
> updated were debhelper and egcs-docs.  I got a warning from dpkg that
> debhelper (it seemed) was trying to overwrite /usr/bin/passwd.  Due to all
> of the trojan rumours flying around, I got a little scared.  Also, I
> couldn't see why debhelper would want to overwrite /usr/bin/passwd.
> Any ideas?  Is this something I should worry about?

Could you please post the version(s) you have and which mirror you
got it from?

The /usr/bin/passwd file should be owned by the 'passwd' package

[bash]$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/passwd
passwd: /usr/bin/passwd

Also, the debhelper package should not overwrite /usr/bin/passwd...

[bash]$ dpkg --listfiles debhelper |grep /usr/bin/

[bash]$ dpkg --status debhelper |egrep '^Version'
Version: 1.2.27
[bash]$ dpkg --status passwd |egrep '^Version'
Version: 980403-0.3
[bash]$ egrep '^deb' /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

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