Re: NMU'ing for wishlist bugs? (aka: intent to NMU bind9)
On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 03:33:37PM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:
> Why should the bind user be added to a newly installed system? Bind is
> not a typically installed packaged, except in a few cases (dns server
> in which maradns/djbdns/etc are not desired); just like maradns, mysql,
> apache, etc. Those add the user (usually named after the package, except
> for apache) to the system in the postinst script. There's no need for a
> fresh debian installation to have 200 system users, when chances are, it's
> only going to require less than 10 of those users.
I stand corrected.
> If you truly believe that per-package users should be set up by
> base-passwd, then I suggest you get something amended to policy that
> says: all users added to the system in postinst scripts must also be in
> the default passwd file, in a freshly installed system. Since this isn't
> policy, and I personally disagree w/ it, I don't plan on doing it
> (unless you can give me some good reasons _why_ it should be done).
At least you should coordinate with base-passwd for bind's uid.
Am I right in this?