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

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 12:49:50PM -0400, Ed McMan wrote:
> Monday, June 9, 2003, 3:30:11 AM, debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
> (debian-mentors) wrote:
> > On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 15:11:59 -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry
> > <shalehperry@attbi.com> wrote:
> > >Well, you could do the chown at install time inside the postinst.
> > >That should solve the problem nicely.
> > Which is what my package already does, but it does not even build
> > with 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?

The nobody user should never own any files. root would do, though.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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