Re: mass bug filing of 'deluser/delgroup: command not found' errors detected by piuparts
Andreas Beckmann writes ("Re: mass bug filing of 'deluser/delgroup: command not found' errors detected by piuparts"):
> I have revised the template to include a link to the discussion about
> not removing system users on package removal:
I think it would be better to wait with this MBF until we have sorted
out the whole problem.
> There is ongoing discussion how to handle system users on package
> removal, see http://bugs.debian.org/621833
> Consensus seems to be not to remove system users (to avoid reusing
> UIDs which could grant access to the wrong files) but to "lock" them
> (where "locking"/"unlocking" is not yet precisely defined). Until
> that has been decided it should be sufficient to have the postrm
> script ignore any errors from deluser:
> deluser ... || true
I don't think this is good advice.