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Re: Experimental base-passwd redesign

On Sat, Sep 06, 1997 at 06:03:05PM -0600, Galen Hazelwood wrote:
> The new and improved base-passwd I've been promising people for ages has
> now arrived.  As I said in -devel-changes, this package may be filled
> with horrible and subtle traps, so don't install it unless you mean it.
> I consider very little in the new design to be set in stone.  In fact,
> there are already several points I feel uncertain about, and wanted to
> bring up.  Your opinions, feedback, comments, and flames will all be
> appreciated.  (Well, not the flames.)
> update-passwd is a C program, making the base-passwd package no longer
> architecture-independent.  Another option would be to separate
> update-passwd into its own package, leave only the {passwd,group}.master
> files in base-passwd, and have the base-passwd postinst only call
> update-passwd if it sees it installed.  The problem with that is it
> creates package bloat (two packages instead of one) and may just not be
> worth it.

Could it go in the "debianutils" package?

> The master copies of passwd and group currently live in
> /usr/lib/base-passwd/.  Is there a better place to put them?
> /usr/share, perhaps?

Yes, /usr/share would be better.

> update-passwd is in /usr/sbin.  Is it important enough to put in /sbin?


> Why do hot dogs come in packages of ten when hot dog buns come in
> packages of eight?

Wasn't it hot dogs come in packs of eight, and buns in packs of twelve? :)

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