Re: Piuparts testing status update
On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 09:35:12PM +0100, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 03:13:42PM -0500, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> > For the "adduser" errors, it might be reasonable to intentionally fail, as a
> > mechanism to alert the admin that "the user hasn't and can't be removed". Same
> > for update-inetd. Is that the intent?
> Hmm, I would read policy in a way that since a package can not rely on
> its dependencies being present during purge, their pure absence alone
> should not be a valid reason to fail. If this on the other hand is
> a valid excuse to leave cruft behind is not really clear to me. I
> would certainly prefer the package just printing a warning and
> exiting normal rather than failing but I can't really point out
> a specific policy reference right now to make this more than a personal
In the case of adduser, there is a strong case for not doing deluser at
*all* on purge, because it's impossible to ensure that there are no off-line
or remote resources referencing the uid/gid.
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