Osamu Aoki wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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
>>> 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
> Oldstable 0.4.7-3sarge1
> Stable 0.5.8.1-9etch1
> Testing 0.5.11-3
> Unstable 0.5.11-5
> 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
> see ...
> In pool directory of lenny installer iso, user-setup-udeb_1.20_all.udeb
> has /usr/lib/user-setup/reserved-usernames
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
thanks for the nice summary!
I agree with you, that given that this issue is fixed for the lenny
installer resp. user-setup and lenny is about to be released in the
foreseeable future, it's likely this bug won't be fixed anymore for etch.
I actually don't know, if a new point release with a new installer is
even planned for etch.
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