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From: Alexandre Rostovtsev <tetromino@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] user management mitigation
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 01:39:01
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] user management mitigation by Mike Frysinger
1 On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o> wrote:
2 > with the previously proposed/accepted GLEP 27 stalled, i'm looking into
3 > mitigating the current suckiness of enew{user,group}/egetent. the first step
4 > is simple: let's split these funcs out of eutils.eclass and into a dedicated
5 > eclass. this makes it trivial for people externally to override the
6 > functionality and hook into whatever craziness they want.
8 Wishlist item for the new eclass: a function that allows adding an
9 existing user (that had previously been created by enewuser) to a
10 particular group without dropping any other groups that the user is
11 already in. Would be very useful for gdm-3.2.
13 -Alexandre