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Re: Bug#621833: System users: removing them

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 10:47:08AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 08:32:21PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> >   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.
> The would be rather easy. Account creation/unlocking would happen with
> an unwrapped call to adduser --system, account locking with a call to
> the appropriate back-end command, or we could add an lockuser command
> to the adduser package. I think, the latter would be preferable since
> we would then be able to add sugar to the locking process. A wishlist
> bug against adduser is in order.

And at the same time, we add a check to lintian suggesting lockuser if
deluser was detected in p{ost,re}rm. And while we're at it, a check for
a nested adduser call as described by Roger could be added, too.


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