On Wed, 2005-09-07 at 08:32 +0200, Christian.Iseli(a)licr.org wrote:
> The only reason for not wanting to remove accounts on package removal to me
> is "accounts leaving stray files somewhere".
> However, rpms should have always have control over all files it owns.
Well, there are many cases of packages producing some files while they run,
That's why I said "should".
It is possible in many cases (%postun, %ghost or %triggerun scripts),
but won't be possible or useful in all cases.
E.g. I would not want an mysql update remove my mysql data bases.
which they will not own. E.g.,
root: rpm -qf /var/log/mysqld.log.4
file /var/log/mysqld.log.4 is not owned by any package
root: ls -l /var/log/mysqld.log.4
-rw-r----- 1 mysql mysql 0 Aug 7 03:02 /var/log/mysqld.log.4
So I think the UID should stay... until the sysadm removes it.
IMO, this is an
example where removing files is possible:
rm -f /var/log/mysqld.log*