[Adduser-devel] Bug#430643: adduser: [debconf_rewrite] Debconf templates and debian/control review

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Jun 26 09:04:28 UTC 2007

Package: adduser
Version: N/A
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Dear Debian maintainer,

On Thursday, June 07, 2007, I notified you of the beginning of a review process
concerning debconf templates for adduser.

The debian-l10n-english contributors have now reviewed these templates,
and the proposed changes are attached to this bug report.

Please review the suggested changes are suggested, and if you have any
objections, let me know in the next 3 days.

Please try to avoid uploading adduser with these changes right now.

The second phase of this process will begin on Friday, June 29, 2007, when I will
coordinate updates to translations of debconf templates.

The existing translators will be notified of the changes: they will
receive an updated PO file for their language.

Simultaneously, a general call for new translations will be sent to
the debian-i18n mailing list.

Both these calls for translations will request updates to be sent as
individual bug reports. That will probably trigger a lot of bug
reports against your package, but these should be easier to deal with.

The call for translation updates and new translations will run until
Wednesday, July 11, 2007. Please avoid uploading a package with fixed or changed
debconf templates and/or translation updates in the meantime. Of
course, other changes are safe.

On Thursday, July 12, 2007, I will contact you again and will send a final patch
summarizing all the updates (changes to debconf templates,
updates to debconf translations and new debconf translations).

Again, thanks for your attention and cooperation.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
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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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