Re: Change user used by package
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* Jamin W. Collins <email@example.com> [090114 14:09]:
> I'm not subscribed, haven't been following the lists for a while. The
> old package should probably be removed completely in favor of the new.
That's fine. I didn't know the state of jabber-muc, and didn't see any
indication that Harald Braumann was coordinating with you, so I thought
I would mention it.
> However, more to the point, I don't see why the two packages couldn't
> use the same user. Why not check during installation to see if the user
> account exists? If it does, use it. If not create it?
That is the conclusion reached by the thread, but it won't work if
jabber-common removes the user during purge. Having the new package
conflict with jabber-common won't work, either, as pointed out
previously in this thread (and is against policy, anyway, IIUC).
The only reason I am involved in this thread is that because of it, I
noticed that jabber-common was going to remove its user on purge, and I
think that is a bug (that will affect me), so I reported it. IANADD,
but a number of DD's have the same opinion.