[Pkg-nagios-devel] Unable to install with LDAP nagios user

Marc Haber mh+pkg-nagios-devel at zugschlus.de
Sat Aug 18 09:46:54 UTC 2007

On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 11:06:00AM -0700, sean finney wrote:
> On Sunday 29 July 2007 07:26:26 am Marc Haber wrote:
> > Actually, it should not try to be smarter than adduser, but simply
> > call adduser and let adduser take care about this situation. I do not
> > have an idea why there is uid/gid magic in the preinst, it doesn't
> > belong there.
> i think this code pre-dates my maintenance of the package...  so you recommend 
> that we replace it with "adduser --system --group nagios", and remove the 
> usermod stuff and extra logic?

As former adduser maintainer, I can at least confirm that adduser aims
to take complexity from maintainer scripts by trying to eliminate the
need for surrounding code. So, yes, a single adduser call should be
enough, and if adduser falls short of doing the necessary things
that's a bug in adduser.

> > Btw, this is exactly the situation that caused me to strongly argue for
> > a non-conflicting user name such as Debian-nagios, to avoid conflicts
> > with local account naming policies.
> well if we had the user named Debian-nagios, and they had that in LDAP, i 
> think it would be the same problem, no?

But the chance of somebody having Debian-foo users in their ldap is
much lower.


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