[Adduser-devel] Re: Bug#57280: Reassign this bug

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Sat Oct 8 10:39:29 UTC 2005

On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 02:31:40PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> The analysis of this bug report shows that the user reporting it wants
> to have the choice, possibly during an initial install, to either use
> user groups or add all users to the default "users" group.
> passwd, while reconfigured, relies on adduser for this. One solution
> could be a debconf-based configurable option to either use "users"
> groups or the "users" group by default with adduser.
> I would give a quite low priority to this. After all, the creation of
> a first user can be skipped in new installs...

This is opening a can of worms which might lead to the requirement of
having all adduser.conf options be settable through debconf. I'd
rather not do this with the current adduser stuff and leave that to
the rewrite which is necessary anyway.


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