[arch-general] systemd-journal groups?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Oct 2 05:39:22 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 01:35:40PM +0200, Rodrigo Rivas wrote:
> 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
> /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-journal-{remote,upload}.service.
> 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.

Well, systemd-journal-gateway comes with the default `/etc/passwd` in
the filesystem package.  The other two do not, hence the question.


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