[Fedora-packaging] packages which add user accounts: is fedora-usermgmt the way?

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Tue Jul 5 19:32:30 UTC 2005

ville.skytta at iki.fi (Ville Skyttä) writes:

>> > In that case, there's NIS/NIS+/LDAP/whatever, and it is up to the
>> > sysadmin to do any extra work necessary to integrate the package
>> > into their environment.  In the case of my openvpn package, if
>> > "useradd -r" does the right thing, then the problem is solved.  If
>> > not, the sysadmin can just add an openvpn user before installing
>> > the package.
> Agreed on all counts.  And in addition to the above, NFS4 should help in
> some specific cases too.

Sharing does not happen only over NFS. It can happen with '--bind'
mounts between chroot environments, and Xen allows (limited) block
device sharing also.

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