Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch
Andreas Barth wrote:
* Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña (email@example.com) [051026 18:09]:
"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."
I really want to warn to try to be too smart by half. Reserving the
name/uid-space by not removing the accounts works reasonable well,
and having at maximum 5-10 unnecessary accounts is also not the end
of the world either.
Problem being, if daemons don't remove their (supposedly exclusive-use)
accounts, you can end in two years with 100 unnecessary accounts in a