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Re: Does /etc/shadow exist in an sbuild environment?

On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 06:07:37PM -0400, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anyone know whether the default sbuild environment includes the
> file /etc/shadow?

It might, if the admin set it up inside the chroot. It's not guaranteed,
though, as sbuild functions without it, too (though it might output an
annoying (though harmless) warning message with every build, which shows
up in mail)

> I am sponsoring a package ("root", cf. #325306) whose
> configure script tests the existence of /etc/shadow to decide whether or
> not to support shadow passwords.

That's horribly broken. Please fix the upstream build system before
uploading the package (or have your sponsee fix it).

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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