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Re: mock mock.spec,1.5,1.6



> Quite simple : Install the package, the user/group gets created. Remove
> it, if files are left behind that still belong to the user/group, then
> when the new user/group is created later on if the same package is
> reinstalled, the uid/gid will be different and those files won't have the
> proper owner.
> 
> Say that /etc/program.d/ is mode 700 with a non root owner. If you
> modified a file in there, the directory won't get removed because
> some .rpmsave files will be there when you remove the package that owned
> all the files. This is an example of where side-effects begin.
> 
> This doesn't apply for user/group with specific hardcoded uids and gids,
> but there aren't that many like that (apache is 48 for instance).
> 

okay, I can see how that makes sense.

-sv



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