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

Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> writes:

> * Thomas Bushnell BSG (tb@becket.net) wrote:
>> Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> 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
> bit).

How do you know that the system administrator hasn't chowned a file to
that UID?

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