[Adduser-devel] "Useful"/extra groups

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Tue Jul 11 10:41:20 UTC 2006

This one time, at band camp, Christian Perrier said:
> From the changelog of user-setup, the D-I component that sets the root
> user password AND creates the first regular user:
> >    * Add first user to two additional groups: netdev and powerdev
> >      Note that this assumes that something creates these groups during
> >      the task installation, as hal does with powerdev. The first user is added
> It should be time to take advantage of the new "add user to useful
> groups" feature of adduser (--add_extra_groups). The problem is that
> these "extra" groups is defined in /etc/adduser.conf so the task of
> maintaining the list of default extra groups would be delegated to the
> maintainer of adduser.
> PS to Marc (Haber): would you be OK to work with us (D-I team) to
> define a "reasonable" list of "extra" groups? That should be the list
> of groups which it seems reasonable to pu the first created user in
> (audio, etc...)
> PS2 to Marc: it seems that adduser.conf(5) does not document the newly
> added directive(s) to deal with extra groups.

That is true - I will add something as soon as I find the time.
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