FS#44745 - kdebase-workspace doesn't delete kdm user on remove

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Gianpiero (4javier) - Monday, 27 April 2015, 10:37 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Monday, 27 April 2015, 10:54 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


kdebase-workspace on install create the "kdm" user needed by kdm. Its post_remove() routine in


should include a userdel call, otherwise after removing the package there will be a "kdm" user without a /var/lib/kdm home_dir, making shadow.service fail.

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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Monday, 27 April 2015, 10:54 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Monday, 27 April 2015, 10:54 GMT
We don't remove users automatically anymore for security reasons, see https://www.archlinux.org/todo/usergroup-management/