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Re: SPF - exim4 + debian.org

Hi Marc,
thank you for fixing the ls or seeing to it and I hope the ps
and other utilities (top too I think) will follow suit,
although for me it was much easier to get rid of that one
over 8 chars long user/group name. On the other hands its
good that such shortcomming in out basic utilities was
revealed and fixed.

What I don't understand, as you say, if its just important
for the large installations, why it cannot be them to change
the user/group name, instead many users that don't have the
problem are forced to change it to something sensible.

Also, I'd like to ask if when I do my change from Debian-exim
to exim, if that will be honored (per debian policy) on the
package upgrade. 

And last, I'd like to ask again, if it was too much hassle
to actually put that as an option in the pre install script.
Although I recognize the name is compiled in the package,
maybe the large installs could get a source package?

I am sorry to bring that issue, I know you work hard to get
that package working and I am glad I don't have any other
complaints :)

Thank you,

On Mon 26-07-04 22:50:07, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 11:51:40 -0400, Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net>
> wrote:
> >Sorry, the argument doesn't go both ways- there *are* problems w/
> >a username of 'Debian-exim', the many bugs you see filed about it bear
> >this out.
> Please, give me one bug number that shows a real problem caused by
> Debian-exim. The standard arguments are ps and ls, the ls issue being 
> solved in the current ls.
> |[3/503]mh@lefler:~$ sudo ls -al /var/spool/exim4/
> |total 20
> |drwxr-x---  5 Debian-exim Debian-exim 4096 May 22 14:39 .
> |drwxr-xr-x  7 root        root        4096 Jun 27 10:09 ..
> |drwxr-x---  2 Debian-exim Debian-exim 4096 May 22 15:45 db
> |drwxr-x---  2 Debian-exim Debian-exim 4096 Jul 26 20:58 input
> |drwxr-x---  2 Debian-exim Debian-exim 4096 Jul 26 20:58 msglog
> |[4/503]mh@lefler:~$ 
> Btw, please show the relevant standard that forbids long user names
> with - and capitals.
> Greetings
> Marc
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