Subject: Re: and -U confusion
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/15/2005 20:43:21
"Steven M. Bellovin" <> writes:

> Hmm -- if you're running as non-root, create the metalog; when 
> installing, use the metalog if it exists.  -U will create the metalog 
> even if running as root.

I'm not sure, but I think it's critical to avoid a mixed
metalog/non-metalog.  But perhaps with that situation install will use
uids/mode from the file if no metalog entry, and from metalog if
an entry exists, so perhaps that's ok, just icky.

        Greg Troxel <>