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Re: Removing system accounts on --purge

On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 08:26:47PM -0400, Stephen Gran wrote:
> subject :)  If an application really needs a dependable uid present on
> the system so that it can have things present on the filesystem with a
> coherent ownership, regardless of whether or not the package is
> installed, that sounds like sometign that should go in base-passwd.

Not necessarily so. A bounce of packages which provide the same virtual
could indeed share the same user, but that user should be added only
when one of that package is installed. Think to 'ftp' for instance.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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