[arch-general] systemd user accounts are created in a inconsistent way

Damjan Georgievski gdamjan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 21:24:23 UTC 2016

On 2 February 2016 at 21:28, Daniel Milewski <niitotantei at riseup.net> wrote:
> Most systemd user accounts are present in the /etc/passwd file provided
> by the filesystem package. This is not the case for only two of them,
> namely systemd-journal-upload and systemd-journal-remote, which are set
> up by systemd-sysusers, executed when the systemd package is installed.
> Is there a reason for that? Wouldn't it be better to include all
> systemd users in /etc/passwd, or let systemd-sysusers handle account
> creation?

it's better to let `systemd-sysusers` create all users, /etc/passwd
should probably not be included in any package
since it changes in the lifetime of the distro and updates are hard to merge.


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