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

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Wed Dec 12 19:57:38 UTC 2012

This one time, at band camp, Marc Haber said:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 07:05:24AM +0000, Stephen Gran wrote:
> > Where would you suggest?  I can't think of a better place, in the
> > absence of direction, than /home.
> Creating /home/foo will break in the case of an nfs mounted /home, and
> other packages are going out of wheezy for using adduser's --system
> default.

Yes, I know that your argument is "putting stuff under /home is bad".
My question was, and I'll repeat it: "Where would you suggest?"

So far, no one has made a constructive suggestion.  I'd say that that
might be because there isn't a good default outside of /home.  If we
take that as correct, then we have two choices: continue the current
behavior, or fail and abort with an error.  I'd suggest the latter
behavior is even less friendly.

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