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Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch

On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 02:00:17PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:

> 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?

If a package's postrm removes the user, and the next package's postinst
just calls "adduser", then the admin have no control over the reusing.

If you want to allow automatic user/group removal, then adduser should
be extended to remember every UID/GID that was ever used by a system
user, and never reuse them again even if they have since been removed
from /etc/passwd and/or /etc/group.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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