Re: LSB Users & Groups
On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 06:43:12PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously George Kraft IV wrote:
> > The thought was that some applications (and/or shell scripts)
> > could/would fail if root.root, bin.bin, and daemon.daemon did not
> > exist on a system
> That doesn't answer my question though. There is no (documented or
> otherwise) reason for bin and daemon existing. Nobody seems to know
> what to use them for and I haven't ever seen anything that uses them.
Actually, on my debian unstable system here:
daemon 111 0.0 0.3 1416 464 ? S 08:21 0:00 /sbin/portmap
daemon 290 0.0 0.4 1420 608 ? S 08:21 0:00 /usr/sbin/atd
So they are used and we can't summarily remove them. These could be shunted
to another user, but which one? They *are* daemons.
Martijn van Oosterhout <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> If the company that invents a cure for AIDS is expected to make their
> money back in 17 years, why can't we ask the same of the company that
> markets big-titted lip-syncing chicks and goddamn cartoon mice?