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Re: Bug#459403: libuuid1: missing depends on non-essential package passwd

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 01:16:59AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 03:23:23AM -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:37:03AM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > So e2fsprogs which is "Essential: yes" depends on libuuid1, so
> > libuuid1 is effectively "Essential: yes", right?  So if I add a
> > dependency on passwd, it will effectively make passwd "Essential:
> > yes", as well, and according to policy I should bring it up for
> > comment on debian-policy.  So, I am doing so now.
> My mail headers disagree. :)  Is this really meant to be on debian-policy
> rather than debian-devel?
> > Any objections if I add a dependency on passwd for libuuid1?  The
> > aternative would be to roll-my-own useradd/adduser functionality, but that
> > would be a real PITA....

AFAICS libuuid1 just needs groupadd/useradd to create a user and group

Since libuuid1 is essential, every system will end up with a libuuid
user/group, so why not just add it to base-passwd instead of creating it
dynamically ?

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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