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

Vincent Bernat bernat at debian.org
Sat Feb 4 07:55:26 UTC 2012

OoO Peu  avant le début de  l'après-midi du jeudi 02  février 2012, vers
13:11, Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> disait :

> I'm planning to file bugs against all packages that currently fail the
> piuparts test with a 'deluser/delgroup: command not found' error in
> wheezy and sid.
> Currently 17 binary packages from 15 source packages are affected.

deluser  allows  the  use  of  "--system"  to avoid  to  remove  a  real
user. userdel does  not have this kind of  switch. Using userdel instead
of deluser is dangerous. I would prefer to leave the user untouched than
removing the wrong user instead. Of course, the postrm script should not
stop because of this (|| true).
Vincent Bernat ☯ http://vincent.bernat.im

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