[Adduser-devel] Bug#427860: marked as done (adduser: please add debconf question about UID ranges)

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri Jun 8 05:16:20 UTC 2007

> Stephen Gran wrote:
> > 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,
> Thats fair enough, I wasn't aware of the impact on d-i, I thought d-i
> would invoke the adduser package. I'll look into the custom hooks.

Well, that debconf question could also have been "for internal use
only", making it preseedable. That wouldn't interfere with d-i in such
case and would even not need more translation.

Geoff, please also note that the *first* created user UID *is*
preseedable by using  passwd/user-uid. That may help you in solving
some issues with automated installs maybe.

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