2.13.0ubuntu0.2 nearly fixes this, but we get an error during install,
"/var/lib/netrek-server-vanilla/log: Permission denied", as this is
owned by root not games.

server runs as root unecessarily
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Status in Netrek Server: Fix Committed

Bug description:
The server runs as root, but it does not need to.

To run as non-root, the packaging should create a username to operate within, and chmod /var/lib/netrek-server-vanilla, and the init.d script should use the created username.  A username of netrek is suggested.