Bug#3189: nvi over-cautious about .exrc?
> We settled this argument after a long and sometimes acrimonious discussion
> between all of the developers a year or more ago. I'm not willing to revisit
Is there a copy of this discussion archived anywhere? The debian-devel
archives I found on www.debian.org start from July 1995 (November 1900
was a mistake, I guess, especially since the only message there refers
to sendmail-8.6.12-8 which almost certainly didn't exist in 1900 :-).
One new problem with USERGROUPS is that it is incompatible with group
quotas (which were not supported by the standard kernel a year ago).
Maybe it would be good to discuss this again now?
At the very least, let's not enforce creating a new user account before
dselect is run. This would at least make it possible for the user to
edit /etc/adduser.conf first and turn off USERGROUPS if they wish so.