Package Details: adduser-deb 3.137-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/adduser-deb.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: adduser-deb
Description: Debian's 'adduser' and 'deluser' commands for creating and removing users
Upstream URL: https://salsa.debian.org/debian/adduser
Keywords: addgroup adduser debian delgroup deluser group user
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: adduser
Submitter: neoninteger
Maintainer: neoninteger
Last Packager: neoninteger
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000088
First Submitted: 2023-03-07 06:35 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-07-02 02:13 (UTC)

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neoninteger commented on 2023-03-07 06:53 (UTC) (edited on 2023-03-08 03:28 (UTC) by neoninteger)

This is a mostly-working port of Debian's adduser and deluser scripts, adjusted to conform to the Arch Linux policies regarding user names and IDs. It is mostly functional, but some lesser-used functionality has not been extensively tested (i.e. most functionality not covered by the testsuite, such as quota duplication and home directory backups). The PKGBUILD documents all of the patches which are performed to Debian's codebase, as well as what further patches/improvements should eventually be made.

Please let me know if you discover edge cases which I have not accounted for, and I'll do my best to resolve them. Even since initially posting the package, I've found and resolved some myself (e.g. parsing the adduser --comment argument would fail in the first release of this package because Arch uses a different version of chfn to Debian). But at least as far as I can test manually, the package seems to be functional.

Unlike the last time this package was issued, I will endeavour to keep it up-to-date and respond to comments.

Latest Comments

neoninteger commented on 2023-03-07 06:53 (UTC) (edited on 2023-03-08 03:28 (UTC) by neoninteger)

This is a mostly-working port of Debian's adduser and deluser scripts, adjusted to conform to the Arch Linux policies regarding user names and IDs. It is mostly functional, but some lesser-used functionality has not been extensively tested (i.e. most functionality not covered by the testsuite, such as quota duplication and home directory backups). The PKGBUILD documents all of the patches which are performed to Debian's codebase, as well as what further patches/improvements should eventually be made.

Please let me know if you discover edge cases which I have not accounted for, and I'll do my best to resolve them. Even since initially posting the package, I've found and resolved some myself (e.g. parsing the adduser --comment argument would fail in the first release of this package because Arch uses a different version of chfn to Debian). But at least as far as I can test manually, the package seems to be functional.

Unlike the last time this package was issued, I will endeavour to keep it up-to-date and respond to comments.