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Re: non-essential required packages

On 2 Nov 2000, Falk Hueffner wrote:

> > > adduser		standard	{user,group}{add,del} exist in passwd
> >
> > I'll upload the changed package soon. Btw, do you think the section
> > should be changed from 'base' to 'admin' too? Would make more sense
> > to me.
> Can't we make this essential? I think it is useful to be able to do
> "adduser --system" instead of juggling with useradd in a
> postinst. It's tiny, too.

I can't see the point why it should be ESSENTIAL, what means that you
can't remove it. If a package uses adduser in the postinst it can declare
a dependency and i can't see the big problem with this.

> 	Falk


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
                -- Mahatma Ghandi

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