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Modifying /etc/nsswitch.conf in Debian Packages


I'm currently working on packaging Rainbow, an implementation of the Bitfrost security spesification. Rainbow runs user-level desktop applications with the same level of resource isolation already used with a variety of system daemons, giving each application instance its own UID, GID, and persistent storage directory.

In order to function, Rainbow requires a NSS module, libnss-rainbow, to be installed and enabled in /etc/nsswitch.conf. 

From what I can tell (as seen on bug 388864), libnss-mdns modifies /etc/nsswitch.conf directly as part of its postinst. I thought this wasn't allowed by Debian policy, but if I'm misunderstanding I'm more than happy to adopt their solution. 

On Ubuntu AuthClientConfig seems to serve a similar purpose. Assuming the above workaround was not acceptable, would porting ACC to Debian and using that hook in my package be so?

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Luke Faraone

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