Bug#329701: [Adduser-devel] Bug#329701: Local (non-NIS) users and groups

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Wed Dec 21 09:43:04 UTC 2005

On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 12:46:55AM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:40:31AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:08:50AM +0100, Teddy Hogeborn wrote:
> > > One additional possibility is for adduser to support an interface to
> > > add users/groups in this new range, which would involve a new
> > > configuration option and at least one new command line option.  But
> > > this is not necessarily requested or required.
> > I'm actually not convinced that this would do any good. adduser
> > traditionally does not care about NIS/LDAP setup, and I think that
> > accounts and groups that will appear on multiple systems should not be
> > created by adduser.
> Traditionally the default setup for NIS (in general, not just in Debian)
> has been to export any administratively created users and groups from
> the NIS master server to clients on the network.  Users can configure it
> otherwise if they like (well, at least on Linux) but that's the default.

adduser maintainership would like to see this discussed on
debian-devel. Please state your case there, and I'll decide what to do


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