Re: daemon user naming scheme
Thanks for the prompt reply.
On 25/08/14 16:53, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 25/08/14 14:01, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
>> is there for Debian a daemon user naming scheme or custom ?
> Several :-(
> The ones I've seen suggested are (assuming a package, daemon or user
> whose simple name is "foo"):
> * _foo
> * foo
> * debian-foo
> * Debian-foo
> * Dfoo
> <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=248809> has been open
> since 2004 and shows no signs of resolution.
> I think I slightly prefer _foo, which originated in *BSD.
Let assume this custom:
is then /var/lib/foo the custom name for its home directory ?
> of the packages I maintain actually do that; they use Debian-foo or
> debian-foo for historical reasons (that seemed to be the most popular at
> the time, and changing a username once you have created it is hard to
> get right).