[Adduser-devel] Bug#545024: adduser: deluser does not delete pipes or sockets

Christian Sievers c.sievers at tu-bs.de
Fri Sep 4 14:18:03 UTC 2009

Package: adduser
Version: 3.110
Severity: important

This is related to bug #430640, but I couldn't mail to
430640 at bugs.debian.org.
There it was reported and finally fixed for the case one
does a backup, but just trying
  deluser --remove-home <user>
still won't delete pipes or sockets, and therefore also
the whole home directory will not be deleted.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.24     Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.1.1-6  change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                     5.10.0-19  minimal Perl system

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-4     Using libc functions for internati
ii  perl-modules                  5.10.0-19  Core Perl modules

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