On 11/06/2013 11:08 AM, cheng chen wrote:
i named a username "eirods", than it is already in passwd and group.
And i try to install the eirods on this server with rpm -i,
Then i get this information.
Creating Service Group and Account: eirods at /var/lib/eirods
ERROR :: Please delete the existing Service Group eirods before proceeding.
is there any solution to fix this? Thanks
You must develop a plan to deal with duplicate user names. I've seen
this done in several ways. You could add a number to the user name:
If you use the person's initials you can build a user name like this:
John Alfred Johns = JAJ00
James Albert Jones = JAJ01
If the user has no middle name use the first initial and the first two
letters of the last name:
Mark LaPierre = MLA03
It's a good plan to make all your user names the same length. It makes
managing your system with scripts much easier. Say you adopt a length
of six characters.
John Alfred Johns = JAJOHN
James Albert Jones = JAJONS
Mark LaPierre = MLAPIE
Se Ta = SETA00
Maybe you might have some direct hires and some contractors on your
system. You may want to add an indicator in the user name:
John Alfred Johns = JAJC00 < Contractor
James Albert Jones = JAJC01 < Contractor
John Alfred Johns = JAJD00 < Direct Hire
James Albert Jones = JAJD01 < Direct Hire
It's always good to build in some intelligence into you user names.
^ ^ Mark LaPierre
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