Bug#134473: [Adduser-devel] Re: Bug#134473: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#134473: Is someone able to understand what is requested in #134473?

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de
Tue, 17 May 2005 09:48:00 +0200


On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 08:36:46AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> I'm not fond of reassigning "my/our" bugs to others but in that case, this
> bug would become a request to add a plugin for NIS to adduser...as
> soon as the plugin or similar mechanism is implemented in adduser..:-)

I think that the new adduser will probably be an entirely new package.

> Would you bother me to reassign this to adduser or do you have
> already requests for NIS account management for it ?

Feel free to reassign, but that bug will quickly catch a "severity
wishlist, tags wontfix help".

> About adduser maintainership, what is your current setup? Do you have
> a team setup or is the package basically maintained by just you?

Adduser used to be maintained by Roland Bauerschmidt, and he accepted
me as a co-maintainer in 2004. He is quite busy with openldap, I am
quite busy with exim4, and thus only urgent bugs or easily fixable
items get addressed. I understand that Roland has some ideas about the
next generation adduser, but I surely don't plan on putting any time
into that. From the degree of Roland's participation in adduser in the
last months, I guess that he is swamped with work as well.

So it looks like next generation adduser will be a completely
different package written by somebody else, and that a plugin
architecture in the current adduser won't happen any time soon.

Actually, I got involved with adduser maintainership when I needed
some minor changes to make package account creation easier. These
issues are addressed, which kind of concludes my interest in adduser.
I'll try to keep the package free of RC bugs, and fix trivial
requests, but investing any time into big architectural changes are a
non-option for me.


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