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Re: Bug#621833: System users: removing them

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 09:31:47PM +0200, sean finney wrote:

> I second your original proposal though, that packages must not delete
> system users that they have created.  I don't think anyone had objections
> to that, and the question is whether things should be taken further.

I do object to telling maintainers they must not delete system users,
without also giving guidance on how and when to lock the accounts.

Sorry, no time at the moment to propose verbiage to reconcile this with your

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