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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 14:27:06 -0400
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On 13/06/12 02:18 PM, Mike Gilbert wrote:
> 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.
> 

The best example at this moment is for a polkit update.  ssuominen can
give you the details.

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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
-- Mike Gilbert
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