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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Michael Orlitzky <mjo@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH 2/2] install-qa-check.d: allow acct-user home directories under /home.
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:58:18
Message-Id: 50957295.loJbHFhv61@porto
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH 2/2] install-qa-check.d: allow acct-user home directories under /home. by Michael Orlitzky
1 Am Montag, 20. Januar 2020, 04:43:50 CET schrieb Michael Orlitzky:
2 > In rare cases, a system user will need a real home directory to store
3 > per-user configuration data and/or be accessed interactively by a
4 > human being. In those cases, /home/${username} is an appropriate place
5 > for the user's home directory. Using /home is allowed and encouraged
6 > by the FHS, and there are no real technical obstacles to it aside from
7 > an install-time QA warning about the path.
9 Why *isn't* some /var/lib/... possible here?
11 I mean, user configuration works perfectly fine there, even if you have to
12 log in. And the purpose of the account is closer to, say, root (with its
13 nonstandard home directory location) than a normal user.
15 I've seen all possible site-specific changes to /home layout, including,
16 e.g.,
17 * /home/server1/username
18 * /home/large/username
19 * /home/u/username
20 ...
21 which would all get somehow messy if a system account with a fixed path is
22 forced in there.
24 --
25 Andreas K. Hüttel
26 dilfridge@g.o
27 Gentoo Linux developer
28 (council, toolchain, base-system, perl, libreoffice)