[Adduser-devel] Bug#430643: adduser: General update after the debconf review process

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Wed Jul 18 17:49:34 UTC 2007

Dear Debian maintainer,

On Thursday, June 07, 2007, I sent you a notification about the beginning of a review
action on debconf templates for adduser.

Then, I sent you a bug report with rewritten templates and announcing
the beginning of the second phase of this action: call for translation

Translators have been working hard and here is now the result of their efforts.

Please consider using it EVEN if you committed files to your
development tree as long as they were reported.

The attached tarball contains:

- debian/changelog with the list of changes
- debian/control with rewrites of packages' descriptions
- debian/<templates> with all the rewritten templates file(s)
- debian/po/*.po with all PO files (existing ones and new ones)

As said, please use *at least* the PO files as provided here,
preferrably over those sent by translators in their bug reports. All
of them have been checked and reformatted. In some cases, formatting
errors have been corrected.

The patch-nopo file contains a patch for the templates and control file(s).

Please note that this patch applies to the templates and control
file(s) of your package as of Thursday, June 07, 2007. If your package was updated
in the meantime, I may have updated my reference copy....but I also
may have missed that. This is indeed why I suggested you do not
modified such files while the review process was running,

It is now safe to upload a new package version with these changes.

Please notify me of your intents with regards to this. 

There is of course no hurry to update your package but feel free to
contact me in case you would need sponsoring or any other action to
fix this.


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--- adduser.old/debian/templates	2007-06-05 06:06:04.090505737 +0200
+++ adduser/debian/templates	2007-06-26 11:03:54.211864242 +0200
@@ -1,11 +1,20 @@
+# These templates have been reviewed by the debian-l10n-english
+# team
+# If modifications/additions/rewording are needed, please ask
+# for an advice to debian-l10n-english at lists.debian.org
+# Even minor modifications require translation updates and such
+# changes should be coordinated with translators and reviewers.
 Template: adduser/homedir-permission
 Type: boolean
 Default: true
-_Description: Do you want system wide readable home directories?
- Normally, home directories can be viewed by all users on the system. If
- you want to increase the security/privacy on your system, you might want
- your home directories only readable by the user. If you are unsure,
- enable system wide readable home directories.
+_Description: Do you want system-wide readable home directories?
+ By default, users' home directories are readable by all users on the
+ system. If you want to increase security and privacy, you might want
+ home directories to be readable only for their owners. But if in doubt,
+ leave this option enabled.
- This will only affect home directories of users added with the adduser
- program later.
+ This will only affect home directories of users added from now
+ on with the adduser command.
--- adduser.old/debian/control	2007-06-05 06:06:04.090505737 +0200
+++ adduser/debian/control	2007-06-23 03:03:04.525630135 +0200
@@ -12,25 +12,25 @@
 Depends: perl-base (>=5.6.0), passwd (>= 1:4.0.12), debconf | debconf-2.0
 Suggests: liblocale-gettext-perl, perl-modules
 Replaces: manpages-pl (<= 20051117-1), manpages-it (<< 0.3.4-2)
-Description: Add and remove users and groups
- This package includes the adduser and deluser commands for creating
+Description: add and remove users and groups
+ This package includes the 'adduser' and 'deluser' commands for creating
  and removing users.
-  - Adduser can create new users and groups and add existing users to
-    existing groups.
-  - Deluser can remove users and groups and remove users from a given
+  - 'adduser' creates new users and groups and adds existing users to
+    existing groups;
+  - 'deluser' removes users and groups and removes users from a given
- Adding users with adduser is much easier than adding them by hand.
+ Adding users with 'adduser' is much easier than adding them manually.
  Adduser will choose appropriate UID and GID values, create a home
- directory, copy skeletal user configuration, allow you to set an
- initial password and the GECOS field.
+ directory, copy skeletal user configuration, and automate setting
+ initial values for the user's password, real name and so on.
- Deluser can optionally remove and backup the user's home directory
- and mail spool or all files on the system owned by him.
+ Deluser can back up and remove users' home directories
+ and mail spool or all the files they own on the system.
- Optionally a custom script can be executed after each of the commands.
+ A custom script can be executed after each of the commands.
- Adduser is maintained on http://alioth.debian.org/projects/adduser/.
- There is also a development mailing list on
- http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/adduser-devel/.
+  Homepage: http://alioth.debian.org/projects/adduser/
+  Development mailing list:
+    http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/adduser-devel/
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