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Re: RFS: auctiongallery -- Generates picture galleries and HTML templates for auction descriptions

I searched lots of scripting FAQs but didn't find a way to find the
location of home dir. The problem is that when the postinst script runs,
it runs as root and $HOME variable contains /root not /home. Should I
just abandon that idea and post in documentation that my software needs
manual configuration after install? Is it against Debian rules to ask
the user to enter a directory path in the postinst script?

Bruno Barrera C. wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 15:31 -0700, Stan Vasilyev wrote:
>>Thank you for review. When you said "You ship some dirs into
>>debian/dirs. Do you really think that all of
>>them are necessary?" did you mean the it's unnecessary to create
>>/home/auctiongallery directory? Because if I don't create the directory
>>for the storage of pictures and descriptions it defeats the purpose of
>>having multi-user features.
>I mean that you need to be careful with this and do some research, since
>not all systems are using /home as partition for its users.
>Try to look in other packages who creates users to know how they handle
>this issue.

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