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

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 4 03:21:38 UTC 2015

On 03/02/2015 17:16, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> 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. :)
Allan, could you clarify your rebuild consign regarding static
user/group to move to systemd-sysusers ?


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