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

Andreas Barth wrote:
* Humberto Massa (humberto.massa@almg.gov.br) [051026 18:34]:
in my workstation I try out a new package (for scientfic computing, a game for Lucas, a new development package) at least once each two days, and a lot of times they come with their libs and their daemons -- and their users. So I see them, and think "oh, no, this is not what I thought it would be", and --purge them. And the daemons' users pile up in /etc/passwd.

well, perhaps take it as administrators job to clean up /etc/passwd from
time to time if you install that many packages (because you as
administrator know which users were co-used with someone else, and which
not). But this is definitly not the most common scenario.

It seems that you still did not get my point.
My point is, in a SoHo workstation, this is exactly the most common scenario nowadays (example: "hmm. let me try this new dvd-player... I open synaptic, install it, ... nah, it does not work as I expected [but it installed gstreamer, jackd, etc in the process] let me try the next one in the list...")


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