Re: Request for Discussion about Account Handling in Maintainer Scripts Wiki Page
On Fri, Sep 29, 2006, Marc Haber wrote:
> Whether an account created by a package should be deleted or not has
> been discussed a million times. But it looks like the results of these
> discussions were never written down.
The removal of users / groups is not the only thing often debated for
purges. I propose to enlarge the debate on purging to:
- log files
- other perhaps valuable data
Perhaps thoughts on these subjects are connected (I for example think
that we should let the admin decide, perhaps in /etc/dpkg/purges.conf,
what he wants to delete on purges) and should be grouped in
implementation and/or policy updates?
. o O ( It's funny, I discussed this no later than yesterday on a Debianish
channel again. )
Loïc Minier <email@example.com>