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Re: Bug#248809: system users

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 08:18:33AM +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> OoO En  ce milieu  de nuit  ?toil?e du vendredi  21 novembre  2008, vers
> 03:19, Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@gmail.com> disait :
> >> Is there some  way to easily retrieve all postinst  scripts to check how
> >> adduser is called?
> > Yup, take a look at lintian.debian.org's lab in gluck.
> > It only contains the maintainer scripts of main/i386, though.
> Thanks for the tips!
> Here is  the list of  package that  name the user  with the name  of the
> source package:
> The packages  that use a different  name but with no  apparent prefix or
> suffix (maybe gforge should not be in this category) :
>  - fsp: ftp
>  - vsftpd: ftp
> Some random remarks:
>  - there are collisions (fsp, vsftpd)

Isn't this one "special"?  They do not add a package-specific user,
rather they add a system user with a well-known name to provide
anonymous FTP access in the traditional manner.  FWIW, proftpd does
this too, as, I assume, most other FTP daemons would want to.


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