[arch-dev-public] user/group management in packages

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Tue Feb 3 16:16:10 UTC 2015

On 03/02/15 17:58, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> -1 for systemd-sysusers unless you can figure out a way to use it in
> pre_install.  In order for the dynamic user creation Allan mentioned
> to work, pacman will have to be changed to use symbolic user names for
> file ownership which requires the user to exist *before* the package
> is extracted.

Yeah, it doesn't seem like systemd-sysusers can be used for that, since
the user and group information is stored in a sysusers.d file.

But for packages that use static (reserved) user/group IDs, it should
work a treat. :)

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