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Re: What to do if $PACKAGE needs $ACCOUNT to _build_


Marc Haber wrote:
> It is acceptable to add code testing for account presence and not
> chowning if the account is not present? That way, I would be able to
> give back patches to upstream.
I tend to agree with Colin's comment. How about asking upstream to provide an
option to specify whether to chown or even a chown program (clean) or trying
aliasing chown (quick). You could even use the chown calls to automatically
create a list of files to be chowned in your postinst. (Although it might be
better to review it manually.)



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