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Re: System users: removing them

(Cc to the relevant bug added.)

On ma, 2011-04-11 at 14:05 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Lars Wirzenius writes ("Re: System users: removing them"):
> > Thus, I propose to change 9.2.2 "UID and GID classes", the paragraph on
> > uids in the range 100-999, to add the following sentence to the end of
> > the paragraph:
> > 
> >         Packages must not remove system users and groups they have
> >         created.
> But shouldn't we say they _must_ lock package-specific system users
> and groups when the package is removed ?

I think that's a good idea. Steve Langasek in the bug (#621833) and
others agree, so I think there's a strong consensus on that.

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