[arch-general] systemd-journal groups?

Rodrigo Rivas rodrigorivascosta at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 11:35:40 UTC 2014

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> I have a feeling this should be documented somewhere, but I can't seem
> to find anything about it.
> When catching up with the latest package updates just now I noticed I
> had a passwd.pacnew file in /etc.  When merging in the changes I found
> I have two systemd user entries that don't appear in the upstream
> file:
>   systemd-journal-remote:x:997:997:systemd Journal Remote:/:/usr/bin/nologin
>   systemd-journal-upload:x:996:996:systemd Journal Upload:/:/usr/bin/nologin
> Are they safe to remove?

I don't find any mention to these users in the documentation [1][2]
but... -I'm guessing here- these users seem to be used only for the
services of the same name. See

So if you are not planning to use these services, you should not need
these users.

BTW, there is also a systemd-journal-gateway, with the same pattern.


[1]: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-journal-upload.html
[2]: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-journal-remote.html

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