ville.skytta(a)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.