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Re: Bug#162211: chown: 'man': invalid user -- man-db should create man user if it's missing.

On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Solution: If there is no 'man' when man-db is being installed,
> > it should be added.

Looks like a bad idea to me. Should base-passwd need to change the userid of
user man, it would induce a subtle bug on the man-db package that's quite
difficult to track.

> really what I'm supposed to do, then *all* packages using statically
> allocated uids should be expected to do the same, contrary to current
> Debian policy.

You are correct.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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