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Re: [despammed] Re: What to do if $PACKAGE needs $ACCOUNT to _build_

Monday, June 9, 2003, 3:30:11 AM, debian-mentors@lists.debian.org (debian-mentors) wrote:

Marc> On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 15:11:59 -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry
Marc> <shalehperry@attbi.com> wrote:
>>Well, you could do the chown at install time inside the postinst.  That should 
>>solve the problem nicely.

Marc> Which is what my package already does, but it does not even build with
Marc> the account not present. I am very unsure about handling this.

If you are chowning in postinst anyway, can't you just change the
package to compile with say, nobody as the user?  That is assuming
there's a configure --option or something easy to change in the

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