creating a user from an RPM package
On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 16:22 +1300, Spiro Harvey wrote:
> What wizardry do you guys use in the SPEC file when creating/deleting a
> user from an RPM package?
> I was going to create a macro like:
> %define user(login,uid,gid,name,homedir,shell)
> echo "$1:x:$2:$3:$4:$5:$6" >>/etc/passwd;
> echo "$1:!!:12005:0:99999:7:::" >>/etc/shadow;
> echo "$1:x:$3:" >>/etc/group;
> mkdir -p $5;
> chown $2:$3 $5
> and then appropriate sedness and rm's when removing it, but I figure
> there has to be a cleaner way, or a builtin as this surely is a
> common feature. The RPM guide doesn't seem to mention it, or if it
> does, I missed it.
> Alternatively, if you could point me to a package or a spec file that
> does this, I'd be much obliged.
You know, you could always use the useradd command...
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