[Adduser-devel] Bug#390457: adduser: deluser --system should be configurable to not delete the account

Marc Haber mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Sun Oct 1 11:23:21 UTC 2006

Package: adduser
Version: 3.97
Severity: wishlist


I'd like to see deluser --system having a configuration option which
would prevent an account from actually being deleted. That way, a
local administrator could make sure that UIDs are not being re-used.

If this option is enabled, deluser --system would set the shell to
/bin/false and invalidate the password (I am not sure whether the
password should be destroyed or invalidated in a reversible way).

The default would, of course, be current behavior with actually
deleting the account.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.5.5        Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                      1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                   5.8.8-6.1    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

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