[Piuparts-devel] RE : mass bug filing of 'deluser/delgroup: command not found' errors detected by piuparts

PICCA Frédéric-Emmanuel frederic-emmanuel.picca at synchrotron-soleil.fr
Thu Feb 2 17:09:42 UTC 2012

> We had a conversation (here I think) last year about whether programs
> should be trying to automatically remove users in their postrm.  IIRC
> the conclusion of that discussion the answer was that they should not,
> at least in the default case.

> We should double check this, before you submit your MBF, so that
> nformation about what to do can be included in your bug report.

> In particular, I think this is the wrong advice because IMO the
> correct fix is not to call any of these tools from postrm purge.

In that case you got his kind of piuparts error [1], if you did not remove the homedir of the previously added user.

What is the right fice for this ?


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=657146

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