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Bug#621833: System user handling in packages: status of discussion

On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 09:50:35AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 12:42:23PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Because that's contrary to the obvious meaning of 'deluser' and will be
> > confusing to maintainers, if it doesn't actually result in the user being
> > deleted.  It's much better to have an interface that does what it says.
> That would mean changing probably thousands of packages.

Back in 2011-04-04 (see first mail in the bug report you're cc'ing to)
I did some greps, and found 103 packages that mention deluser in their
maintainer scripts. How did you come to the conclusion of "thousands
of packages"? If you're just guessing wildly, please stop: Debian
development is hard enough, let's try to stick to facts and when they're
not available, investigate rather than assume.

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