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

On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 08:44:12AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> "One cannot guarantee that the local admin hasn't used the account for
> other things as well."
> Please read.

We cannot guarantee that an admin fiddles with binaries in /usr/bin/ (as
opposed to /usr/local/bin) either. That doesn't mean that packages have to
cope with that situation. Again:

"We can provide a sensible default for system users' removals that copes with
most situations and leave a door open (through debconf) to sysadmins that
want to fiddle with system users." 

Heck, it can even be a generic debconf question shared across packages, so
that the sysadmin has no need to answer it for every package. And, again, if
the sysadmin is _supposed_ to use the account for other things then there
should be no removal action and no question asked at all.



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