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.
> On systems that I have access to, there is Debian-exim and no user
> starting with underscore. However, I have a lot of system users without
> special prefixes. Do you have some popular packages with a system user
> starting with "debian-" in mind?
I was thinking about popular amongst Debian packages, not in popular
packages... tor has "debian-".
Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/