[Adduser-devel] Bug#427860: Bug#427860: adduser: please add debconf question about UID ranges

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Thu Jun 7 09:08:05 UTC 2007

severity 427860 wishlist
This one time, at band camp, Geoff Crompton said:
> Is it possible to add a low priority debconf question so that adminstrators
> can preseed what the uid ranges should be, for dynamically allocated user
> accounts and groups?

The major problem with changes like this is that adding something to
adduser means adding something to debian-installer.  I know they are
unhappy about adding new debconf questions, even low priority, during
the install.  Since there are better ways to do this (you can ship hooks
in a custom d-i image, I believe), I am inclined not to do this.

Take care,
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