Thanks for your response. I'd like to have a look at your solution
but didn't see any 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.
On 6/13/06, Michael Haubenwallner <michael.haubenwallner@...> wrote:
> 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
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