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From: Michael 'veremitz' Everitt <gentoo@×××××××.xyz>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Changes made by acct-* ebuilds
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:24:36
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Changes made by acct-* ebuilds by Mike Gilbert
On 13/02/20 16:17, Mike Gilbert wrote:
> 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. >
I would suggest anyone competent enough to build a kernel from scratch (genkernel users, I'm ignoring you) should be equally at-home managing system users and groups and associated permissions? Or am I perhaps overestimating the average Genbuntu users here ... >,<


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Changes made by acct-* ebuilds Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>