[Bug 270852] Extra characters in config files after upgrade with freebsd-update(8)

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Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2023 15:36:14 UTC

--- Comment #2 from Kenan Bektas <bektas@yahoo.com> ---
If a person has the expertise to intentionally remove a user that's normally a
part of FreeBSD, I should expect the person to be prepared for reintroduction
of the user as part of a normal freebsd-update routine. 

I beg to differ. It is not about user's skills. We are all human beings, in
many circumstances even most skillfull ones will certainly act differently.

The points are:
- If I am the admin, it is my decision to have removed users back or not. Not
the update script's. I am the one responsible for the system, after all, not
update script. Certain things could be automated but this one is not one of 
- If the system has been running perfectly without those users for years, it
clearly proves that the suggested practice not really necessary.

In short, we need to trust (admin) users and offer some freedom rather than the
approach of "we designers know everything, hence, just follow the directions".

PS: Totally agree with documenting these instances in the handbook.


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