Osamu Aoki wrote: > Hi, > > Short answer is "hal is accepted now for lenny d-i" > > On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 01:05:09AM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote: >> Osamu Aoki wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 04:01:59PM +0800, paragasu wrote: >>>> maybethe debian installer do not permit you to use the username hal. >>>> Create any user. after the installer finish.. you can login and create >>>> user 'Hal' with >>>> adduser.. ;) >>> hal package have changed ... >>> hal (0.5.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low >>> >>> [ Sjoerd Simons ] >>> * New upstream release >>> * debian/hal.postinst,debian/hal.postrm,debian/rules: Rename the hal daemon >>> user to haldaemon (was hal) >> If debian-installer is still reserving the name "hal" for the hal >> package, then this should be fixed within debian-installer. >> >> Please file a bug against the "debian-installer" package. > > Is this right package? user-setup is the one I think. > > Let's look in... OP was using etch installer. > > Available hal versions > Oldstable 0.4.7-3sarge1 > Stable 0.5.8.1-9etch1 > Testing 0.5.11-3 > Unstable 0.5.11-5 > > As I understand, > 0.5.7.1-1 = Tue, 15 Aug 2006 > 0.5.8.1-9 = Wed, 14 Mar 2007 > > Hmmm... this is odd. There is no udeb either from hal package. Let's > see ... > > In pool directory of lenny installer iso, user-setup-udeb_1.20_all.udeb > has /usr/lib/user-setup/reserved-usernames > > This one has haldaemon but changelog in source user-setup tells me > > user-setup (1.17) unstable; urgency=low > ... > [ Colin Watson ] > * Fix comment attached to passwd/user-default-groups. > * hal was renamed to haldaemon in hal 0.5.7.1-1; Hal is also a reasonablyt > common human name. Remove it from reserved-usernames. > ... > -- Christian Perrier <email@example.com> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:56:46 +0100 > > So this is fixed bug. I doubts they will update etch installer just for > this fix. If you know better, please pursue. > Hi Osamu, thanks for the nice summary! I agree with you, that given that this issue is fixed for the lenny installer resp. user-setup and lenny is about to be released in the foreseeable future, it's likely this bug won't be fixed anymore for etch. I actually don't know, if a new point release with a new installer is even planned for etch. Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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