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dh_sysuser - manage system users, required for package operation

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NAME

dh_sysuser - manage system users, required for package operation

SYNOPSIS

dh_sysuser [debhelper options] [username options] ...

DESCRIPTION

dh_sysuser is debhelper addon, that provide simple and uniform way of creating and removing system users, required for package operation (for example, to run with dropped privileges).
dh_sysuser read it's arguments from command line and file debian/package.sysuser in pairs, first one being an username and second one is options. Options are comma-separated words, like options to mount. Following options are supported (unsupported option is error):
home=/path/to/home/directory
This option requests creation of home directory. By default, no home directory is created.
home
This option request creation of home directory somewhere under /var/lib. Probably, you should use this form over explicit one, described above.
defaults
If you do not need any other options, put this one.
dh_sysuser ensures, that
required system users are present after package installation
they are locked on package removal.
2016-10-31 perl v5.24.1