Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch
On 10/26/05, Gabor Gombas <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 11:11:00AM +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peńa wrote:
> > That really depends on the daemon itself don't you think? There's a number of
> > daemons that don't create any file at all or, if they do, are created
> > only on a given directory which is removed on purge. In these cases, removing
> > the user on postrm's purge might make sense. As I said, that would be an
> > option.
> It is still possible that those daemons _read_ some files (e.g. config
> files), and the admin did a chown/chgrp to the daemon's user. Removing
> the user and reusing the UID/GID will suddenly make those files
Removing the user is 'fine', it's the reusing that's the issue. But
isn't that your own fault if you choose to reuse numbers?