mass bug filing of 'deluser/delgroup: command not found' errors detected by piuparts
I'm planning to file bugs against all packages that currently fail the
piuparts test with a 'deluser/delgroup: command not found' error in
wheezy and sid.
Currently 17 binary packages from 15 source packages are affected.
Most of these errors happen during the 'postrm purge' phase because
non-essential programs are called by the maintainer script without
checking their existance.
The 'command-not-found' failure logs are available from
The 'postinst-failed' logs (mostly due to command-not-found, so showing
more or less the same packages) are here:
I'll file these bugs with Severity: important since having a piuparts
clean archive is a release goal since lenny.
The bug report will be based on this template:
during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed to purge
due to a command not found. According to policy 7.2 you cannot rely
on the depends being available during purge, only the essential
packages are available for sure.
The fix should be easy: your package is using adduser or deluser
from the adduser package, which is only priority important. Using
useradd or userdel from the passwd package should fix this problem.
Filing this as important because a.) it's a clear policy violation
(to not clean up at purge) b.) having a piuparts clean archive is a
release goal since lenny and c.) this package being piuparts buggy
blocks packages depending on it from being tested by piuparts (and
thus possibly the detection of more severe problems).
From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):
The logfiles will be checked individually to determine that the
command-not-found is really the most serious error and caused the test
Following is a list of maintainers and their source packages that have
at least one binary package that both fails the piuparts test and has
'deluser/delgroup: not found' errors (but may contain false positives).
Bdale Garbee <email@example.com>
Damien Raude-Morvan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian Java Maintainers <email@example.com>
Debian OLPC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian Virtualbox Team <email@example.com>
Dirk Eddelbuettel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Evgeni Golov <email@example.com>
Felix Geyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gennaro Oliva <email@example.com>
Igor Stroh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
James Page <email@example.com>
Jeremy Malcolm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
John M Collins <email@example.com>
Jonas Smedegaard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LaMont Jones <email@example.com>
Ludovic Claude <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Luke Faraone <email@example.com>
Mario Izquierdo (mariodebian) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Martin Schulze <email@example.com>
Michael Koch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Michael Meskes <email@example.com>
Mickael Profeta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Miguel Landaeta <email@example.com>
Niels Thykier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Philip Hands <email@example.com>
Pierre Chifflier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
tony mancill <email@example.com>
Torsten Werner <firstname.lastname@example.org>