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From: Michael Haubenwallner <michael.haubenwallner@...>
Subject: Re: [PREFIX] User account management
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 08:57:18 +0200
On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 12:36 -0600, m h wrote:
> Michael-
> 
> Thanks for your response.  I'd like to have a look at your solution
> but didn't see any attachment.

Even not in the second mail I sent 4 minutes later, imo with
attachment ?

> 
> FYI, we have been building prefix under redhat, suse and ubuntu (and
> some of their derivitives for a bit know).  (We also have most of a
> Java 1.5 stack, this isn't even in normal gentoo).  It's not currently
> publicly available (still waiting for that public repository...).
> 
> Let me know what you'd be interested in and I'll see what we can do.
> 
> -matt
> 
> On 6/13/06, Michael Haubenwallner <michael.haubenwallner@...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In the past, I had already some implementation for that, where
> > enewuser()/enewgroup() in case of not being root (uid zero) used some
> > 'root.sh' file, containing real commands for the target-userland to be
> > executed by real-root, as well as easy-to-parse comments containing the
> > arguments of previous enewuser/enewgroup calls.
> >
> > What was missing there: to empty the file once it was executed by
> > real-root user, because i had no need yet to really add the users as i
> > did not need to start some daemons installed from prefix-portage yet.
> >
> > But i needed this temporary "passwd-database" to have egetent()
> > recognize not-yet-physically-executed enewuser() calls in addition to
> > real getent-calls.
> >
> > In the attached 'eutils.eclass' look for access to file
> > 'var/spool/emerge/doasroot' and calls to edoasroot().
> >
> > -- haubi
> > PS: I'm happy to be back again to prefix-portage, currently trying to
> > get some portage-alt-prefix packages to fly on x86-redhat-linux.
> >
> > On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 11:00 +0200, Grobian wrote:
> > > On 12-06-2006 15:20:56 -0600, m h wrote:
> > > > Folks-
> > > > Has anyone thought out user management in a prefix setting.  An
> > > > example being apache or mysql which usually run as their own users.
> > > > Is this the plan for prefix too?
> > >
> > > The last ideas for OSX were to have some propagation tools from prefix
> > > to host OS.  This is a bit scary, but would mean useradd actions just
> > > get forwarded.  This requires root privileges of course.  The portage
> > > people seem to work on something to keep the administration of users
> > > added by Portage, and keep that administration synchronised with the
> > > real password backend.  This initiative is very nice for prefix of
> > > course, as it would probably allow us to just plug on that
> > > administration...  Sorry, I have no pointers...
> > >
> > > --
> > > Fabian Groffen
> > > Gentoo for Mac OS X Project
> > --
> > Michael Haubenwallner                    SALOMON Automation GmbH
> > Forschung & Entwicklung                  A-8114 Friesach bei Graz
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> >
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