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Re: Change user used by package

* Harald Braumann <harry@unheit.net> [090113 05:47]:
> Hi,
> I'd like to package mu-conference 0.7 (multi-user chat component for
> jabber). The version currently in Debian (jabber-muc 0.6.0) uses the
> user ``jabber'', which is created by jabber-common, on which
> jabber-muc depends.
> The new version can be installed stand-alone, and thus there won't be
> any dependence on jabber anymore, or jabberd2, for that matter. 
> AFAIK, there's no way for multiple independent packages for using the
> same user. So jabber-muc needs to create its own user. On update,
> that's no problem. The post-install script can chown the
> package's directories for the new user. But a downgrade would then not
> be possible. The old version couldn't access the directories.
> Is there precedence for such a situation? How can it be resolved?
> Cheers,
> harry

BTW, are you coordinating this with the current jabber-muc maintainer
(CC'ed in case he is not subscribed)?


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