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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: enewuser should force updates to shell and home
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:19:58
Message-Id: 4FD8D991.4060704@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFC: enewuser should force updates to shell and home by Ian Stakenvicius
On 6/13/2012 12:00 PM, Ian Stakenvicius wrote:
> Hey all - I'd like to propose that enewuser forces updates to a user's > home dir and shell whenever it is called, so that if this changes with > new versions of an ebuild it is dealt with automatically rather than > having to modify them in pkg_postinst/pkg_setup directly. >
Can you give an example of a case where modifying the home directory and/or shell is necessary? I don't really understand how this is useful. Also, grobian raised a good point in that the sysadmin may have changed it manually. It might be better to ewarn and make the user deal with it.

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