On Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:32:56 +0200 Michał Górny wrote: > On Thu, 2019-06-20 at 09:53 -0400, Brian Evans wrote: > > On 6/9/2019 7:39 AM, Michał Górny wrote: > > > +Tracking of user/group usage is done through dependencies. As long > > > +as any installed package depends on a specific user/group package, > > > +the respective user/group is assumed to be used. If no package > > > +requiring the specific user/group is left, the package manager > > > +automatically prunes the package clearly indicating it is no longer > > > +used. > > > > You cannot know when a name is "no longer used". An administrator could > > have adopted a username for other purposes. > > That's why we don't remove the actual user/group. However, this is > a valuable information to the administrator that no package is using > the user/group in question.
So how do you propose to clean them up? Or let user systems trash with unused uids/gids? The GLEP 81 only mensions some possible tooling for cleanup. Is there an implementation available? I don't see it within proposed patch sets. This GLEP should not be accepted unless all necessary tools are available including a cleanup tool. Best regards, Andrew Savchenko
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