fedora-atomic discussion point: /usr/lib/passwd

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Mon Apr 28 16:00:18 UTC 2014

On Mon, 28.04.14 15:32, Colin Walters (walters at verbum.org) wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 2:33 AM, Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org>
> wrote:
> >For the fedora-atomic work, the only not-in-Fedora package is
> >shadow-utils because it requires a patch, that still lives in my
> >walters/rpm-ostree COPR.
> I attempted to capture some of this discussion here:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=729118
> If anyone has more thoughts/ideas please feel free to follow up
> here, and I can update the bug, or comment on the bug directly.

In the general case, system users cannot be defined in /var, since we
allow /var to be mounted late.

Defining essential users in /var also has the problem that they are lost
when the same /usr is used to boot a large number of instances with a
disjunct /var each time.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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