Bug#621833: System users: removing them
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 06:41:10PM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> (Cc to the relevant bug added.)
> On ma, 2011-04-11 at 14:05 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Lars Wirzenius writes ("Re: System users: removing them"):
> > > Thus, I propose to change 9.2.2 "UID and GID classes", the paragraph on
> > > uids in the range 100-999, to add the following sentence to the end of
> > > the paragraph:
> > >
> > > Packages must not remove system users and groups they have
> > > created.
> > But shouldn't we say they _must_ lock package-specific system users
> > and groups when the package is removed ?
> I think that's a good idea. Steve Langasek in the bug (#621833) and
> others agree, so I think there's a strong consensus on that.
Also, we need to provide a way for sysadmin to know they can safely remove a stale
Imagine a large red swirl here.