Re: Debian Stole My Name!
Short answer is "hal is accepted now for lenny d-i"
On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 01:05:09AM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 04:01:59PM +0800, paragasu wrote:
> >> maybethe debian installer do not permit you to use the username hal.
> >> Create any user. after the installer finish.. you can login and create
> >> user 'Hal' with
> >> adduser.. ;)
> > hal package have changed ...
> > hal (0.5.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
> > [ Sjoerd Simons ]
> > * New upstream release
> > * debian/hal.postinst,debian/hal.postrm,debian/rules: Rename the hal daemon
> > user to haldaemon (was hal)
> If debian-installer is still reserving the name "hal" for the hal
> package, then this should be fixed within debian-installer.
> Please file a bug against the "debian-installer" package.
Is this right package? user-setup is the one I think.
Let's look in... OP was using etch installer.
Available hal versions
As I understand,
0.5.7.1-1 = Tue, 15 Aug 2006
0.5.8.1-9 = Wed, 14 Mar 2007
Hmmm... this is odd. There is no udeb either from hal package. Let's
In pool directory of lenny installer iso, user-setup-udeb_1.20_all.udeb
This one has haldaemon but changelog in source user-setup tells me
user-setup (1.17) unstable; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* Fix comment attached to passwd/user-default-groups.
* hal was renamed to haldaemon in hal 0.5.7.1-1; Hal is also a reasonablyt
common human name. Remove it from reserved-usernames.
-- Christian Perrier <email@example.com> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:56:46 +0100
So this is fixed bug. I doubts they will update etch installer just for
this fix. If you know better, please pursue.