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Re: Stop pkgsrc users from appearing in the OSX login window

On 15 October 2015 at 12:09, Jonathan Perkin <> wrote:
> For a while $SUBJECT has bothered me, so recently I fixed it for our
> 2015Q3 packages using this diff (nabbed from a StackOverflow post):
>   --- a/sysutils/user_darwin/files/
>   +++ b/sysutils/user_darwin/files/
>   @@ -99,2 +99,3 @@ else
>        dscl . -create /users/$user Password '*'
>   +    dscl . -delete /users/$user AuthenticationAuthority
>    fi
> Anyone have a reason I shouldn't commit this?

No objection here.
The key is used on older versions of OS X but It doesn't appear to be
set on the users created by pkgsrc there, issuing a delete for a key
which doesn't exist doesn't appear to generate an error.
Tested it manually from dscl(1) on Tiger

 > read Users/uircd AuthenticationAuthority
read: Invalid Path
 > delete Users/uircd AuthenticationAuthority
 > read Users/uircd AuthenticationAuthority
No such key: AuthenticationAuthority

Sevan / Venture37

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