[Dev] Cynara + multi-user + HOME

José Bollo jose.bollo at open.eurogiciel.org
Tue Apr 15 08:08:36 GMT 2014

On mar, 2014-04-15 at 11:02 +0300, Jussi Laako wrote:
> On 15.4.2014 10:37, Patrick Ohly wrote:
> > My understanding of the multi-user architecture was that user
> > applications and services will use $HOME. Perhaps someone working on
> > that can comment?
> Yes, that was the idea to follow XDG. And Dominique strictly forbid any 
> data cleanup scripts/hooks at user deletion time, so only $HOME is 
> cleaned up by gumd. Any data elsewhere is left untouched (although I 
> think we can also delete /var/mail/<username>). In any case I would like 
> to revisit this because certainly some data will end up stored somewhere 
> else.
> Because uid's get reused when deleting/creating users, leaving data 
> around the system is potential privacy problem.

fully agreed

Best regards

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