An idea on extending the "Package users" approach

Angel Tsankov fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Sun Jan 4 15:12:06 PST 2009


In his hint "Package users" Matthias Benkmann recommends to name the primary 
group of a package user after the user name.  But why duplicate information 
instead of extending it?!  Couldn't we name the primary group after the 
package (just as he suggests) but name the package user after the package 
*and* the package version?  This would make it very easy to find which 
version or versions of a package are installed (provided that when removing 
version V of package P *all* files belonging to the respective user are 
removed).  Does anyone see any flaws of this idea?

--Angel Tsankov 




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