Question about userdel/groupdel usage in uninstall scripts

Phil Knirsch pknirsch at
Fri Feb 9 14:23:58 UTC 2007

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 

Read ya, Phil

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