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Re: [RFC] adding system users: which is the best way??

Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Dec 2003, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> I think the idea of a namespace for usernames used by packages is a good
>>> idea, but rather than "debian-", we should take this to the LSB folk, so
>>> that we can get it done once.

>> The problem with this is time. I need to add a system-user (for exim4)
>> _now_. Shall I go for namespace, and if yes which one? _debian-exim,
>> debian-dexim, DEB-exim?
> Fabbione and I will use debian-sks.  We will summarize and file a bug
> against policy next week or so (being quite busy right now).  Feel free
> to beat us with submitting a problem description and summary :)

"debian-" is rather long. ls only shows the first eight characters. How about
something ugly but shorter?
* "Metacharacter" followed by "deb-", e.g. _deb-sks or "#deb-sks"
* use capital letters. DEBsks
              cu andreas

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