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Re: Policy on Account creation and deletion?

On Sun, 14 Mar 2004 20:50:33 +0100, Roland Bauerschmidt
<rb@debian.org> wrote:
>As somebody else already pointed out, I think that the account should be
>used as is if its UID is in the system user range. Adduser also supports


>I hope this helps

It does, but prompts additional questions. The discussion here has
pointed out that there might be situations (home directory wrong, UID
not in the system user range) where the system should give warnings,
errors and should ask whether to continue. This is a common task, and
I think that code doing so should be available for use for multiple

What do you think how this should be solved?

- additional code in adduser (--maintainer-script-interactive)?
- a dedicated package (adduser-maintainer-script)?
- a debhelper tool generating the appropriate code for the maintainer 


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