[Bug 221613] pw expire_days have a bug

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            Bug ID: 221613
           Summary: pw expire_days have a bug
           Product: Base System
           Version: 10.3-RELEASE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: bin
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: amontalban at gmail.com

Hey guys,

I'm using the following /etc/pf.conf configuration:

  home     /home
  homemode   027
  defaultshell   /usr/local/bin/bash
  defaultclass   default
  password_days  60

According to [1] "expire_days     days after which account expires"


 The expire_days and password_days are used     to automatically calculate the
     number of days from the date on which an account is created when the
     account will expire or the user will be forced to change the account's
     password.  A value of `0' in either field will disable the corresponding
     (account or password) expiration date.

However what the password_days parameter does is to include that in the


And according to [2] the expire parameter (60 in the above line) should be:

The expire      field is the number of seconds from the epoch, UTC, until the
     account expires.  This field may be left empty to turn off the account
     aging feature; a value of zero is equivalent to leaving the field empty.

So it's clearly a bug when pw generates the user as it should put the epoch
time in that field.

[1] https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=pw.conf&sektion=5&n=1

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