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Re: Pre-Depends for postgresql

Martin Pitt <martin@piware.de> a tapoté :

> Hi Russell and all others,
> On 2003-10-16 21:39 +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> > On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 19:00, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > > The package postgresql needs to use 'adduser' and 'addgroup' in its
> > > preinst script to properly save the current database before upgrading
> > > (cf. Bug #180199). Therefore it should pre-depend on 'adduser'.
> > 
> > Why would there be an issue on depending on a more important package?
> > 
> > Having an optional/misc package pre-depend on an important/base package seems 
> > like a non-issue to me.
> adduser is neither essential nor required, thus does not need to be
> installed when installing postgres.  I'm not quite sure what you mean,
> could you please explain this?
> Thanks in advance!

Hum, instead of adduser, useradd should be used by the posgresql
useradd is included in the package passwd, which is "required" package
from the "base" section.


Mathieu Roy
  Not a native english speaker: 

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