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Re: Advices, comments? Bug#345651: passwd package should be essential?

Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
> I'm wondering if the passwd package should be essential or not.
> So, passwd was virtually essential because bash had a
> dependency on it, but now it doesn't anymore.

> So why do I think passwd needs to be essential?

> There are several things in the package that one might
> want to run from one of the maintainer scripts from
> debconf, like useradd, groupadd, userdel, ...

Actually maintainer script shouldn't run these commands, they should
use (and depend on) adduser.
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