[Slackbuilds-users] on creating users

Niels Horn niels.horn at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 21:03:43 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Ivan Zaigralin <melikamp at melikamp.com>wrote:

> Just throwing it out there, so don't judge me harshly :P
> Why not have the post-install script create user/group automagically,
> but have the slackbuild process variables, say, PKG_USER, PKG_GROUP,
> PKG_UID, and PKG_GID, and that way you can build your package with
> custom credentials which jive with your setup. If either variable is
> undefined, skip user/group creation.
As said previously, I don't like the idea of automagically creating users...
I prefer solving a problem with a program not working because of a missing
user then to have users being created without my knowledge, with all the
security risks involved.

Niels Horn
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