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Question about userdel/groupdel usage in uninstall scripts

Hi folks.

And another question for the next meeting, this time about the use of userdel and groupdel in scripts after removal of a package.

I suspect for users/groups in the 1-100 uid/gid range this is not a problem, but removing any users or groups that were added without a specific uid or gid can be a security issue as those ids might get reused for accounts that were added later.

Fedora Core doesn't contain any bad cases, but i've already spotted a few ones in Fedora Extras.

So for a Package Review and Guideline that might be something we want to take a look at for new packages or (if we ever do that) for a FC-Extras review.

Read ya, Phil

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