[Pkg-freevo-maint] Bug#489328: Bug#489328: freevo: Fails to remove freevo user on package purge

A Mennucc debdev at tonelli.sns.it
Sat Jul 5 10:15:45 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 05, 2008 at 10:35:10AM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Package: freevo
> The freevo package creates a new user (freevo) and group in the postinst
> script. The prerm script doesn't delete the user or the group.

I don't see this as a bug. Freevo creates a lot of files
(configurations, TV recordings ) inside /home/freevo, using the freevo
ID. If somebody installs freevo, deinstalls it, and reinstalls it, it
makes sense that those files must be again owned by 'freevo'.
If the uid and gid were removed, some other user may end up using them
and be  given access to that material.


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