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Re: ANN: cabal-debian et el

At Sun, 5 Apr 2009 15:46:14 +1000,
Trent W. Buck wrote:

> If I set NAME=silly, then it works.
> I do not set $NAME nor $DEBFULLNAME.  I expect that to be gotten from
> the GECOS field in nss (i.e. /etc/passwd).
> AFAIK $EMAIL can be "foo <bar@example.net>" instead of just
> "bar@example.net", but due to assumptions like the above, I don't
> currently do that.

Yeah, I'm not quite sure what should happen in that case. I think I
have seen code try to pull the name of of /etc/password, and if that
fails, default to the the username...

At the very least I can update the --help text for --maintainer and
the error text so that it tells you what it expects.

 - jeremy 

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