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

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

Same way you know that the system administrator hasn't modified a file
in /usr/bin.



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