Bug#408361: [pkg-firebird-general] Bug#408361: firebird2-common:
must pre-depend on adduser, not depend on it
lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Thu Jan 25 21:53:43 CET 2007
On 25/01/07 at 22:50 +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
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> - -=| Lucas Nussbaum, 25.01.2007 20:08 |=-
> > On 25/01/07 at 13:59 +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> >>> Selecting previously deselected package firebird2-common.
> >>> Unpacking firebird2-common (from .../firebird2-common_22.214.171.12470-11_all.deb) ...
> >>> adduser: `/etc/adduser.conf' does not exist. Using defaults.
> >>> Adding system user `firebird' (UID 104) ...
> >>> Adding new group `firebird' (GID 105) ...
> >>> Adding new user `firebird' (UID 104) with group `firebird' ...
> >>> Password:
> >>> Since adduser is in Depends, not Pre-depends, it is not configured yet at this
> >>> point. You should pre-depend on it, so it is configured at preinst time (or
> >>> move your adduser call to postinst, if that's possible).
> >> Strange. Isn't adduser supposed *not* to ask for passwords for
> >> --system users? I don't see any setting about this in
> >> /etc/adduser.conf. How would configuring adduser make any difference?
> > Well, it's chfn that prompts for a password, actually. Configuring
> > adduser (i.e: letting it run its postinst) solves the problem.
> chfn misbehaves if adduser is not configured? How nice :)
> Anyway, It took me an hour to figure why this is my problem. See Policy
> 7.2, "Pre-Depends are also required if the preinst script depends on the
> named package."
> >> Can you give me a recipe for
> >> reproducing it?
> > In a chroot (preferably):
> > apt-get remove --purge adduser ; apt-get install firebird2-common
> Didn't work (i.e, package installs ok with no problems. Very strange).
> > Yes, the simpler solution would be to add it to the pre-depends.
> This is what I'll do. Are you willing to sponsor the upload?
That would be my first upload since I'm a DD, but yes :-) However, I
will only upload tomorrow in the morning (as in UTC+1).
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