Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch
Stephen Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Thomas Bushnell BSG (email@example.com) wrote:
>> Stephen Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > I disagree with the idea that removing a user is a bug. If the user was
>> > added by the package, and the package is being purged, and there's a
>> > reasonable expectation that it wasn't used outside of the package's use
>> > of it then I think it's probably safe to remove it.
>> How do you acquire that expectation?
> By knowing what the package uses the user for. This is somewhat akin to
> the PostgreSQL package's question "do you want your data files to be
> purged upon package removal", or the fact that the default Postgres
> installation uses ident and the 'postgres' user is the superuser for the
> database (meaning you're going to be su'ing to postgres probably a fair
How do you know that the system administrator hasn't chowned a file to