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Re: Change user used by package

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:25:53 -0500
Marvin Renich <mrvn@renich.org> wrote:

> * Harald Braumann <harry@unheit.net> [090113 16:49]:
> > Well, jabber-common does remove the user jabber on purge, jabberd2,
> > though, doesn't. And it seems that opinions diverge on this matter.
> > See e.g.
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2004/10/msg00338.html.
> I've filed a bug against jabber-common.  Though the thread started
> without a consensus, it ended with a clear consensus that the user
> should not be removed.

> > I think I take the easy way out. I'll use the user jabber (create
> > it, if it doesn't exist) and don't delete it. I'll also add a
> > conflict to jabber-common. If that's a problem for someone, a more
> > sophisticated solution can still be implemented.
> Why do you need to conflict with jabber-common?  Both can use the same
> user, unless there is a security issue and you don't want executables
> from jabber-common to be able to read your config files, in which case
> you should use a different user anyway.  Was there another reason
> independent of the user issue?
jabber-muc needs to conflict with jabber-common, until there is a
version that does not remove the user on purge. Otherwise, when
both are installed and jabber-common is purged, jabber-muc stops
working because the user jabber is remove.


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