[Exherbo-dev] Magic accounts

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 22 19:57:06 GMT 2009


On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:39:19 -0500
Mike Kelly <pioto at pioto.org> wrote:
> > Is this enough to merge accounts to master and start using it? What
> > other features, if any, are needed before we can have a usably
> > working implementation?
> 
> Where do default values / ranges of values for these things get
> specified? (Are we just using /etc/default/useradd or whatever?)

We just use useradd -r / groupadd -r.

> Also, do we record in some file which users/groups we added?

Not currently.

> What if we need to change something about a user/group (such as, ntp
> upstream decides it needs to use a new UID or something)?

Change the definitions, and check and die in pkg_pretend for packages
that need the newer rules. Same as for enewuser. This is something we
can fix later.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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