Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch
* Humberto Massa (firstname.lastname@example.org) [051026 18:28]:
> 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
How many daemon packages do you install in two years? I even doubt that
we have 100 packages that add accounts at all in debian.