[Adduser-devel] Bug#679746: Bug#679746: default --system home directory leads to piuparts RC bugs

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Wed Dec 12 07:05:24 UTC 2012


This one time, at band camp, Andreas Barth said:
> > Now, I don't agree that this is a bug in adduser - I think this is a bug
> > in packages invoking adduser.  I think the right way to do this is a
> > mass bug filing on those packages.
> I think I disagree here.
> If we have a switch on adduser "--system" saying that the user to be
> created is a system-user, I tend to think that adduser should then
> select an appropriate place to create $HOME. (I wouldn't mind if we
> say that for the upcoming release, this still is within /home, and we
> fix that for the next stable release.)

Where would you suggest?  I can't think of a better place, in the
absence of direction, than /home.  If packages rely on the presence of a
home directory, it's up to them to ask for a sensible one.

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