[Adduser-devel] Bug#730107: adduser --system and addgroup --system should ignore remote directory services

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at aixigo.de
Mon Dec 16 15:13:26 UTC 2013

Please note

- I don't run "adduser --system", but some postinst scripts do. Looking
  at the official interface to manage packages I am not even supposed
  to know which system user accounts are created. All I see is that
  some unrelated system services are not started at boot time, if the
  remote directory service is not running.
- I agree that nsswitch.conf is of no help here. The suggestion of
  this bug report is to ignore remote directory services. Obviously
  this implies to bypass nsswitch.conf and to read&write /etc/passwd
  and the others directly, if --system is set.


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