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From: Peter Johanson <latexer@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Additions to /etc/{group,passwd,shadow}
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 01:00:35
1 hey all,
3 got working on an ebuild that required to have a new user and group
4 added, and had to break down to asking in #gentoo-dev the process, and
5 then having seemant say, i paraphrase, "yeah, something like that."
7 Problem seems to be a lack of policy/documentation on the process
8 involved. It seems quite a few entries in /etc/{group,passwd} are just
9 coded into baselayout, but i could be wrong on this. Currently, the
10 approach taken in most ebuilds is to add users/groups in the pkg_setup()
11 phase of an ebuild.
15 This bug contains a discussion of a new approach that seems to be the
16 way we're going with this stuff. This involves the eid_database and
17 enew{user,group} stuff discussed previously. seemant asked that i bring
18 this stuff up so we can get the ball really rolling on getting things
19 finally implemented and then establishing policy and documentation for
20 this stuff.
22 comments, concerns, ideas, etc?
24 -pete "just-wanted-to-add-a-user-and-a-group-for-one-ebuild" johanson
26 --
27 Peter Johanson
28 <latexer@g.o>
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Additions to /etc/{group,passwd,shadow} Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>