Re: daemon user naming scheme
On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 03:53:22PM +0100, 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. However, none
> of the packages I maintain actually do that; they use Debian-foo or
This has the advantage of being short and downstreams not having lots of Debian-*
users on their systems possibly confusing users not familiar with
Debian. I'd be nice to standardize on this.