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Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch

On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 11:10:28PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> Which things would your dh_user do more than adduser does currently?

IMHO, a 'dh_user' would produce automatically the code I introduced in the
Developer's reference, so that maintainers just need to add:


to their debian/rules' binary target and it would 'automagically' add the
proper code to postinst/preinst and (optionally) to postrm. No new
functionality to adduser, just generates the maintainer code preventing
others from reinventing the wheel when they have a need for a (dynamic)
system user. It could even add automatically generated code to the init.d
script to check for the user/group (although there are no hooks currently for



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