[Adduser-devel] Re: Bug#166718: Using pam_group to give access to "useful" groups?

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Sun Oct 9 07:27:13 UTC 2005

On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 09:14:41AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> So, I'm afraid that the direction to go is:
> -reassign these bugs to adduser
> -find help for Marc

I would also accept a replacement instead of help.

> I'm not fond of reassigning bugs to adduser because I know the
> situation about this package and Marc desperately needing help to
> maintain it.

I do not have a problem with having bugs rotting away in the BTS.
Usertags will help in sorting out the bugs.

> Maybe time for another call for help for adduser (IIRC, you already
> posted some, Marc).

Yes, there was response about a rewrite in C, but the author of that
rewrite decided to go a way I am not too fond about (not calling any
backends but doing the work himself), and the effort seems to have
kind of stalled. I have been receiving a lot of cleanup patches from
Jörg Hoh, and he has received commit privileges to the SVN repository
yesterday, but he doesn't intend to become DD in the foreseeable future.

> I'm really sad that some of our
> key packages cannot receive enough attention while we keep getting
> bunch of crappy new packages noone cares about, in the archive.

I am guilty of that as well, but I took over adduser because it needed
work to do the job I wanted it to do - so that approach kind of worked.

> If we go this way, I intend to post a message to -devel (or even
> -devel-announce) with these ideas (probably not the "crappy packages"
> part)...and do my best to have it published in DWN.

Go ahead.


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