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From: Ian Stakenvicius <axs@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: enewuser should force updates to shell and home
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:32:22 -0400
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On 13/06/12 02:09 PM, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 13-06-2012 12:00:16 -0400, 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.
> 
> What if some admin purposely changed home or shell for a system
> account? Would be quite annoying if every update would reset that,
> wouldn't it?
> 
> 


I considered this case, and that it might be more appropriate to
duplicate 'enewuser' into a new call 'eforceuser' (or similar) which
could be used instead of 'enewuser' in cases when the currently
provided user settings should be forced.

I decided against this as it seems also to make sense that users
created by portage should be controlled by portage.

I suppose probably the best means of handling this would be to somehow
detect whether or not the current user settings are default and only
apply the updates if they are; however a means of doing that (which
would be transparent to the ebuild) is somewhat beyond my knowledge
and abilities.
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Replies:
Re: RFC: enewuser should force updates to shell and home
-- Mike Frysinger
Re: RFC: enewuser should force updates to shell and home
-- Mike Gilbert
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RFC: enewuser should force updates to shell and home
-- Ian Stakenvicius
Re: RFC: enewuser should force updates to shell and home
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