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RE: [Update][Test] base-passwd

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:55:11AM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 12:23:28PM -0000, John Morrison wrote:
>>>> As per the thread "[RFC] Globally creating a user and a group
>>>> "root"" I've modified the base-passwd packaged to remove user and
>>>> group which match the pattern ":S-1-1-0:" and ensure that there's
>>>> a group "root:S-1-5-32-544:0:". 
>>>> Since this version creates tmp files I'd prefer it to be marked as
>>>> test until Corinna (and maybe some others?!) say it's OK.
>>> Is it safe to rely on /tmp already existing when the postinstall
>>> script runs?  Then it's OK.  It might be safer though, to use /etc
>>> for the temporary files, too.
>> I don't know.  I tried using ~ but it gave me errors (home wouldn't
>> exist at that time).  I could add an empty /tmp to the package...?
> If you used ~ you're out of luck when using /bin/sh.  It doesn't know
> about ~, just $HOME.

That would explain it.

> But even then you won't know if there is a home directory. 

If this was initial installation - there almost certainly won't be,
because it's created in /etc/profile

>> I'll repackage with /etc for the tmp files tonight :)
> Cool.  It might just be my paranoia but...

Oh goodness no - mine too :)


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