[arch-dev-public] systemd 216 coming soon to testing

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Sun Aug 24 16:54:11 EDT 2014

On 20/08/2014 20:25, Dave Reisner wrote:
> For packagers:
> - systemd-sysusers is now a reasonable thing as it now reads and writes
>   to /etc/shadow and /etc/gshadow. This means that we can simplify the
>   filesystem package immensely, and packages which want to ship their
>   own runtime users can switch to this as well. Note that new IDs are
>   allocated semi-arbitrarily starting from 999 and counting down. Please
>   be aware of the implications of using this if your package ships files
>   owned by the user you're going to create! There's still no way of
>   removing users via sysusers.d, but I think this is fine (Fedora
>   actually never removes users or groups).
I'm enthused by this feature and systemd-sysusers can offer a more
standard way for managing system users across distro. Nevertheless, It
would be nice if we do not fall into the shortcut of not removing users
bound to a package when we remove it.
That avoid manual removing and I don't see a drawback for doing this.

Do you know why they don't implement the same logic (--create, --clean)
as systemd-tmpfiles in systemd-sysusers?

Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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