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Re: adduser Pre-Depends for qemu-system-common

Wookey writes ("Re: adduser Pre-Depends for qemu-system-common"):
> I don't know if there is a better way in this particular case but I do
> know that adding users in preinsts does cause problems. Preinsts that
> do anything important (which is not dealing with upgrades from
> previous packages) cause issues for cross-arch rootfs generation,
> where the system has to be booted before preinsts can be run. [...]
> Making sure that the user/group is _also_ created in the postinst if
> it's not already been done would make everything work nicely from my
> POV. Avoiding doing such things in preinsts at all is good if possible. . 

Perhaps a discussion of this issue would be welcome in the policy
manual ?


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