[arch-general] Fix or not fix? install scriptlets with user handling.

Jan Spakula jan.spakula at gmx.com
Thu May 28 12:18:28 EDT 2009

Excerpts from ludovic coues's message of Do Mai 28 17:09:52 +0200 2009:
> A solution in pacman, getting rid of user adding in .install script,
> can allow security like asking user to confirm creation of group and
> user.
> This would be a secure way of doing thing, and users/admin would be
> aware of new user/group.

I don't get how is adding/removing users/groups from pacman directly safer then
doing the same from the install script.

How about just *informing* the user what's happening in the install script?
Then there would be no 'unexpected behavior'.

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