Subject: Re: Adding a users group to /etc/group
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2000 09:27:36
On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Simon Burge wrote:
> The problem I see is that we are shipping the usermgmt tools as part
> of the base OS for the first time for 1.5, and the default group for
> useradd is "users". On an upgrade, someone is not likely to have a
> group called "users" and when they go to use useradd - boom.
> What if the default group for the usermgmt tools was changed to "guest"
> instead? The other option is to fall back to "guest" if "users" doesn't
I'd prefer to see the fallback to gues rather than a switch
to guest. Alternatively fallback to 'uid 100' (with warning
message) might give better behaviour interoperating with fresh
installed 1.5 and later systems.
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