Subject: Re: User that I didn't add appearing on NetBSD system
To: None <,>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/10/2006 23:35:52
On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:50:07PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> In article <>,
> 	Eric <> writes:
> > It appears that cyrus-sasl was installed as a dependency when I 
> > installed KDE. Is there any harm in deleting its user?
> Probably not unless you want to run the authentification server. But
> that account doesn't pose a security risk and you should leave it
> alone as any other system managed accounts.
> If you want to make it disappear in KDM customize its configuration file
> "/usr/pkg/etc/kdm/kdmrc".

Or manually create the user account before you install the package that
needs it, and give it a lower user id.  IIRC kdm only displays users with
uids >= 1000 (configurable).