Bug#568895: user-setup: Remove some of the default groups, they are unused now
On Monday 08 February 2010, Jean-Christophe Dubacq wrote:
> There are too many groups for the default user, and some of theme are
> not used any more : audio cdrom floppy video plugdev netdev powerdev
> dialout are probably not needed.
That's not correct AFAICT. There still exist devices with group set to
audio, dialout, cdrom, floppy and video. And not all systems will have
> At least plugdev is no more used, netdev and powerdev are replaced by
That may well be a relevant change for Squeeze.
However, user-setup should remain backwards compatible with Lenny. That
could be implemented in different ways , but it does mean we cannot
just remove the groups.
Thanks for bringing up the issue.
 Either in user-setup or using the lenny-support udeb.