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Re: RETRACTED msql 2.0.3-4

On Mon, Jun 08, 1998 at 02:26:09PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> Martin Schulze wrote:
> > The problem is that the _preinst_ might use the programs useradd and
> > groupadd.
> Why not do it in the postinst, at configure time?  Then a normal
> dependency is enough.

Because the uid should be present when the packge gets unpackaged.

> If the user or group does not exist on the system, dpkg will use the
> numeric IDs instead.

which could also be used by another id - btw. common situation
some time ago, dunno if it's still the case.



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