Re: exploring debian's users and groups
On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 10:16:37AM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Pimlott <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Andrew> adm seems to have a useful purpose in Debian (even if not
> Andrew> codified in policy) and should IMO stay. bin seems to
> Andrew> have no useful purpose (nobody identified one). It hardly
> Andrew> matters if people are shocked to find something useless
> Andrew> missing (unless people have a sentimental attachment to
> Andrew> bin :-) ).
> So the way I would expect to be shocked for bin would be that some
> make install would blow out because something tried to chown something
> to bin and it didn't exist.
Yes, if such software is common, bin should stay. And we should
document that it is for this purpose, and that Debian software
should not use it.