user-setup - Set up initial user and password

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name user-setup
Package version 1.48
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 475 B
Download size 166.49 KB
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This package creates an initial user, using the same code as is
responsible for creating the initial user in the installer. It is only
likely to be of any use if your system has no non-system users at all.


Package Version Architecture Repository
user-setup_1.48_all.deb 1.48 all Debian Main
user-setup - - -


Name Value
adduser -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
passwd -


Type URL
Binary Package user-setup_1.48_all.deb
Source Package user-setup

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install user-setup deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install user-setup




2012-12-13 - Christian Perrier <>
user-setup (1.48) unstable; urgency=low
[ Updated translations ]
* Japanese (ja.po) by Kenshi Muto
2012-10-17 - Christian Perrier <>
user-setup (1.47) unstable; urgency=low
[ Updated translations ]
* Asturian (ast.po) by ivarela
* Spanish (es.po) by Javier Fernández-Sanguino
* Ukrainian (uk.po) by Yuri Chornoivan
2012-08-18 - Christian Perrier <>
user-setup (1.46) unstable; urgency=low
[ Updated translations ]
* German (de.po) by Holger Wansing
2012-06-22 - Christian Perrier <>
user-setup (1.45) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Updated translations ]
* Galician (gl.po) by Jorge Barreiro
2012-06-20 - Christian Perrier <>
user-setup (1.44) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Updated translations ]
* Croatian (hr.po) by Tomislav Krznar
2012-06-15 - Christian Perrier <>
user-setup (1.43) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Replace XC-Package-Type with Package-Type
* Explicitly link GPL-2 document in debian/copyright
[ Updated translations ]
* Amharic (am.po) by Tegegne Tefera
* Asturian (ast.po) by ivarela
* Tibetan (bo.po) by Tennom
* Welsh (cy.po) by Dafydd Tomos
* Basque (eu.po) by Piarres Beobide
* Finnish (fi.po) by Timo Jyrinki
* Galician (gl.po) by Jorge Barreiro
* Hebrew (he.po) by Omer Zak
* Hungarian (hu.po) by SZERVÁC Attila
* Icelandic (is.po) by Sveinn í Felli
* Lao (lo.po) by Anousak Souphavanh
* Lithuanian (lt.po) by Rimas Kudelis
* Latvian (lv.po) by Rūdolfs Mazurs
* Macedonian (mk.po) by Arangel Angov
* Malayalam (ml.po) by Praveen Arimbrathodiyil
* Panjabi (pa.po) by A S Alam
* Portuguese (Brazil) (pt_BR.po) by Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw)
* Romanian (ro.po) by ioan-eugen stan
* Slovenian (sl.po) by Vanja Cvelbar
* Tamil (ta.po) by Kumar Appaiah
* Vietnamese (vi.po) by Hai-Nam Nguyen
* Traditional Chinese (zh_TW.po) by Yao Wei (魏銘廷)
2012-03-15 - Otavio Salvador <>
user-setup (1.42) unstable; urgency=low
[ Updated translations ]
* Bengali (bn.po) by Ayesha Akhtar
* Norwegian Bokmal (nb.po) by Hans Fredrik Nordhaug
* Telugu (te.po) by Arjuna Rao Chavala
2012-03-07 - Colin Watson <>
user-setup (1.41) unstable; urgency=low
* Check that usernames are no more than 32 characters long (closes:
[ Updated translations ]
* Arabic (ar.po) by Ossama Khayat
* Asturian (ast.po) by Mikel González
* Belarusian (be.po) by Viktar Siarheichyk
* Bulgarian (bg.po) by Damyan Ivanov
* Bosnian (bs.po) by Armin Besirovic
* Catalan (ca.po) by Jordi Mallach
* Czech (cs.po) by Miroslav Kure
* Danish (da.po) by Joe Hansen
* German (de.po) by Holger Wansing
* Greek, Modern (1453-) (el.po)
* Esperanto (eo.po) by Felipe Castro
* Spanish (es.po) by Javier Fernández-Sanguino
* Estonian (et.po) by Mattias Põldaru
* Persian (fa.po) by Hamid
* French (fr.po) by Christian Perrier
* Hindi (hi.po) by Kumar Appaiah
* Indonesian (id.po) by Mahyuddin Susanto
* Icelandic (is.po) by Sveinn í Felli
* Italian (it.po) by Milo Casagrande
* Japanese (ja.po) by Kenshi Muto
* Kazakh (kk.po) by Baurzhan Muftakhidinov
* Kannada (kn.po) by Prabodh C P
* Korean (ko.po) by Changwoo Ryu
* Marathi (mr.po) by sampada
* Dutch (nl.po) by Jeroen Schot
* Polish (pl.po) by Marcin Owsiany
* Portuguese (pt.po) by Miguel Figueiredo
* Russian (ru.po) by Yuri Kozlov
* Sinhala (si.po) by Danishka Navin
* Slovak (sk.po) by Ivan Masár
* Serbian (sr.po) by Karolina Kalic
* Swedish (sv.po) by Martin Bagge / brother
* Thai (th.po) by Kiatkachorn Ratanatharathorn
* Turkish (tr.po) by Mert Dirik
* Uyghur (ug.po) by Sahran
* Simplified Chinese (zh_CN.po) by YunQiang Su

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