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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
To: Gentoo Dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Changes made by acct-* ebuilds
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:18:21
Message-Id: CAJ0EP43qXiBXNXHGbdsL3u_MaZ2s9TmkJUCEzyjOqWGp-YjkxQ@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Changes made by acct-* ebuilds by Thomas Deutschmann
On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 8:32 PM Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o> wrote:
> In short: It was a very bad decision that acct-* stuff is *changing* > existing stuff. This must be turned of *by default*. Maybe provide a > setting a user can put into make.conf to opt into current, still new, > behavior but by default, a package should never ever make changes to > *existing* user (unless it knows for sure it was the only source > creating that user and nothing was changed since creation which isn't > easy to track).
I think it would make sense to add some eclass variables that would turn user.eclass functions into no-ops. I don't agree that this should be happen by default. I suspect the majority of users do not wish to manage system users/groups themselves.

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[gentoo-dev] Changes made by acct-* ebuilds Michael 'veremitz' Everitt <gentoo@×××××××.xyz>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Changes made by acct-* ebuilds Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>