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Re: SPF - exim4 + debian.org

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> writes:
> IMHO, anyone using a user name of "exim" while installing the "exim"
> package and still expecting things to work is as silly as someone
> creating a user name of "root" along the "normal" root user name and
> still expecting things to work correctly.


Why should anyone assume there's a connection between packages installed
and usernames used?  Indeed, if more than few packages did this, it
would utterly unworkable, because package names are often very short and
quite likely to intersect with usernames.

Morever, usernames are often not picked by the person doing the
installing (e.g., consider a multi-user system), and may actually
pre-date use of debian (or the debian system may be only one machine in
an environment with global usernames).

If the length is the problem, why not just "deb-exim" or something?
That seems much less likely to conflict.


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