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Re: Create user during installation

On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 12:32:00AM +0200, Tilman Koschnick wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 23:20 +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 11:13:39PM +0200, Tilman Koschnick wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 22:47 +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > > > Leave the deletion of obsolete users up to the system administrator, do
> > > > not do so on purge.
> > > What about small daemons that don't generate any files and don't require
> > > anything apart from what's in the package?
> > 
> > In general, you cannot assume that the administator doesn't use the user
> > for other stuff too, related (or not) to the package. An extra user
> > entry really doesn't hurt anything, so can safely be left.
> I thought that was kind of the destinction between remove and purge.
> Purge tries to remove as much as the package scripts actually can - if
> the administrator didn't add anything, this would mean everything. If
> the administrator wants related stuff to stay around, they just remove a
> package. If they want to purge a package, they should take care of
> removing anything they added on top as well.

Personally (IMO) if a package is installed, and immediately removed
(with a purge), the system shoud be left in the same state as if the
package was never installed in the first place.

A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?
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