Users and groups kept after a port deinstallation

Florent Thoumie flz at
Fri May 21 15:23:40 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM, David DEMELIER
<demelier.david at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

This was discussed in the following bug-report:

I think the proper solution is to create a +UGIDS file to be able to
maintain a refcount, but the status quo isn't that bad.

Florent Thoumie
flz at
FreeBSD Committer

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