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Re: New user and group name for inadyn package

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
> [Marc Haber]
>> Many Debian-Packages use Debian-packagename as an account name to
>> avoid naming clashes. This is disputed though, so you may choose
>> differently. I'd name the account Debian-inadyn and live with the
>> fact that some tools handle the long user name suboptimally.
> Some of the tools are top and ps, which only list the uid (as if the
> user did not exist) if the username is longer than the POSIX lower
> limit of 8 characters long.  Ran into problems with the killer
> package.  It believed processes belonged to deleted users when it ran
> into processes owned by such users, and tried to kill them.
> Workaround is implemented there, but other packages might have similar
> problems.

Sounds like bugs which should get fixed anyway.


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