Re: Bug#621833: System users: removing them
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 06:41:10PM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>> (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
>> > > uids in the range 100-999, to add the following sentence to the end
>> > > 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.
> Also, we need to provide a way for sysadmin to know they can safely remove
> a stale
> system user.
If we could do that, we could just remove them automatically and not
bother the sysadmin.