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Bug#213931: What happened to linuxconf

Package: passwd
Version: 4.0.3-8
Severity: minor

On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 06:33:50AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 02:07:39PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > You don't need root privileges in order to run chfn!
> You do if you want to change your name.

Oops, I stand corrected. The man page is misleading here:

       chfn  changes  user  fullname, office number, office extension,
       and home phone number information for a user's  account.   This
       information is typically printed by finger(1) and similiar pro-
       grams.  A normal user may only change the fields  for  her  own
       account,  the super user may change the fields for any account.
       Also, only the super user may use the -o option to  change  the
       undefined portions of the GECOS field.

No hint there that only the super user may change the fullname field, so
here's a bug report.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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