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Re: Debian Stole My Name!

On Fri,10.Oct.08, 01:50:56, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I'm setting up a new Etch system and just got to the point where it asks 
> me for a username.  All my life I've used my first name, Hal, as a 
> username (although in all lower case).
> Etch won't let me do this.  I did it in Sarge, did it in earlier 
> versions, did it in Mandrake, Redhat, and also use it in Ubuntu.  And 
> now Etch won't let me use "hal" as a login name.
It works on sid (and probably also lenny):

# LANG=C adduser hal
Adding user `hal' ...
Adding new group `hal' (1002) ...
Adding new user `hal' (1002) with group `hal' ...
Creating home directory `/home/hal' ...
Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing the user information for hal
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
	Full Name []: 
	Room Number []: 
	Work Phone []: 
	Home Phone []: 
	Other []: 
Is the information correct? [Y/n] 

What is the error message you get?

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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