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Which group to use for system users (adduser bug #290623)


I am asking for discussion about bug #290623. The bug basically says
that it is a bad idea to generate system accounts with primary group
"nogroup", which I feel is a valid report.

The bug report continues to suggest generating a dedicated group for
each system account that has been generated under USERGROUPS set,
which I find a good idea.

This leaves to be discussed how adduser should behave with USERGROUPS
unset. Which group to choose? The bug report suggests using a
dedicated group like "sysusers", which I do not quite like with regard
to the pre-defined group "sys" which will be confusing if paired with

May I ask for comments?


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