[Adduser-devel] Bug#588872: adduser: deluser --remove-all-files: should skip /dev when searching owned files

Nicolas Boulenguez nicolas.boulenguez at free.fr
Mon Jul 12 22:16:42 UTC 2010

Package: adduser
Version: 3.112
Severity: wishlist


deluser --remove-all-files oucputs a huge number of lines like

usr/sbin/deluser: Cannot handle special file /dev/input/event1

It would maybe be more efficient and less verbose if it avoided
scanning /dev, /proc and so on. Even if ever deleting the root
account, we will avoid --remove-all-files.

-- System Information:
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.32      Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                       1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                    5.10.1-13   minimal Perl system

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-6     Using libc functions for internati
ii  perl-modules                  5.10.1-13  Core Perl modules

-- debconf information:
  adduser/homedir-permission: true

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