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Re: System users: removing them

Roger Leigh wrote:

> We could add special behaviour to adduser to unlock the account
> if it already exists when run in the postinst.  However, most
> postinsts wrap the call to adduser with a check for whether the
> account already exists, so it would not be called without an
> update to every preinst employing this strategy.

Ah, that's the piece I had forgotten about (and I should have thought
more clearly about it; sorry about that).  Thanks for explaining.

> Providing that we have consensus on a recommended
> strategy for locking and unlocking accounts which can go into policy,
> I think all we need are examples for how maintainer scripts are
> expected to handle account creation and locking/unlocking.

Makes sense, of course.

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