Subject: Re: User that I didn't add appearing on NetBSD system
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org, tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
Date: 01/10/2006 23:35:52
On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:50:07PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> In article <43BD2A86.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Eric <email@example.com> 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
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).