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Re: package adding users

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 09:18:20AM -0400, Erik Bourget wrote:
> What's the best/accepted way to have a package add users to a Debian system?
> I have a daemon that has no need to run as root (but a need to store its own
> datafiles, etc, so nobody is out) and would like to have it run under a user
> account.  Gerrit Pape's qmail package does an ugly
> hit-control-c-if-you-don't-want-these-users thing that I don't like.

Use useradd. Generally you could also use debconf to ask confirmation/usernames
for that, but it's not mandatory.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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