Users and groups kept after a port deinstallation

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Sat May 22 00:08:17 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 4:53 PM, RW <rwmaillists at> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 May 2010 16:23:18 +0100
> Florent Thoumie <flz at> wrote:
>> 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.
>> >
>> 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.
> Personally I'd much prefer to keep them so ls -l, filemanagers etc can
> continue to use names rather than numbers for any files left behind.
> IMO the status quo is better than any solution that involves automated
> deletion.

    I agree by and large with RW, but it would be nice if there was an
audit tool to do this check and suggest whether or not a group should
be added or removed in general, regardless of whether or not a
pkg/port was added or removed.

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