Users and groups kept after a port deinstallation

David DEMELIER demelier.david at
Fri May 21 10:11:08 UTC 2010


I used pkgsrc for a while on NetBSD. I was used to the pkgsrc
notifications about the users and groups leaves, when some ports are
removed these leaves are not used anymore. e.g pulseaudio needs some
users on the system.

Then the pkgsrc framework says to the user that are some users not
used anymore and they could remove them safely.

Ports has the lack of this kind of notification, that's why I would
start writing a patch in the ports infrastructure, or maybe someone
already proposed something else ?

I apologize for my bad english.

King regards.

Demelier David

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