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Re: system users


Vincent Bernat wrote:
> On  some  systems  like  OpenBSD,  all those  users  are  starting  with
> underscore to avoid  collision with real users. On  Debian, I have never
> seen  this, even  for packages  that comes  from OpenBSD  (like openntpd
> which uses "ntpd"). Is there some drawbacks with underscore?

This has been discussed a couple of times, but IIRC without definitive
conclusion. "Debian-" and "debian-" seem to be as prefixes as well.
Maybe it is easiest to just go with something that is popular among
existing packages you care about.

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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