[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#431276: Bug#431276: avahi-daemon: please remove the netdev group, too

Justin Pryzby jpryzby at quoininc.com
Sun Jul 1 11:39:45 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 01:12:10PM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Justin Pryzby wrote:
> > Package: avahi-daemon
> > Version: 0.6.19-2
> > 
> > This package creates a group in postinst but doesn't remove it in
> > postrm (?).
> There are other packages (NM, wpasupplicant, etc) which also create and make use
> of group netdev. It's thus unsafe/impossible to remove group netdev upon purge.
> Therefore I'm closing this bug report.
Hi Michael,

Thanks for the clarification.  I think the recommendation is to not
remove users/groups, since they may own files, and removing them might
later result in a new [UG] ID being assigned and allowing access to a
protected file.  I reported this since it seemed like it was
forgotten, though.


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