Re: packaging help
On 04/24/2012 03:16 PM, Whit Armstrong wrote:
> I would be looking for 60000-64999, assuming my package eventually
> made it into debian, I suppose it would need to have a 'globally
> allocated' uid. The idea is simply not to give users executing an R
> script on the machine root access.
You shouldn't need a statically allocated user id for this; just
creating a (system) user with adduser should be fine. (The 100-999
range in policy 9.2.2.)
> Regarding, reSIProcate, it's cdbs based? Would the postinst script be
> the same format if I use dh? Based on Lucas Nussbaum's tutorial
> I thought that dh would be the way to go for new packages.
Maintainer scripts shouldn't differ (they are more or less just copied
into the binary packages).
dh should be the most popular for new packages, but in the end it's a
matter of preferences. I believe it might also be easier to find a
sponsor for packages using dh as more people are familiar with it than
 With a few modifications: debhelper (and cdbs as it uses debhelper)
might add some lines to them by replacing a special marker with
shell code ("#DEBHELPER#").