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Old 11-21-2008, 11:18 AM
Peter Pentchev
Default Bug#248809: system users

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 08:18:33AM +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> OoO En ce milieu de nuit ?toil?e du vendredi 21 novembre 2008, vers
> 03:19, Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@gmail.com> disait*:
> >> Is there some way to easily retrieve all postinst scripts to check how
> >> adduser is called?
> > Yup, take a look at lintian.debian.org's lab in gluck.
> > It only contains the maintainer scripts of main/i386, though.
> Thanks for the tips!
> Here is the list of package that name the user with the name of the
> source package:
> The packages that use a different name but with no apparent prefix or
> suffix (maybe gforge should not be in this category) :
> - fsp: ftp
> - vsftpd: ftp
> Some random remarks:
> - there are collisions (fsp, vsftpd)

Isn't this one "special"? They do not add a package-specific user,
rather they add a system user with a well-known name to provide
anonymous FTP access in the traditional manner. FWIW, proftpd does
this too, as, I assume, most other FTP daemons would want to.


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