/etc/skel to filesystem

Jan Rękorajski baggins at pld-linux.org
Thu Jun 12 20:04:40 CEST 2014

On Tue, 10 Jun 2014, Elan Ruusamäe wrote:

> $ rpm -qf /etc/skel/
> pwdutils-3.2.19-2.x86_64
> suggestion: move dir to filesystem package
> rationale: packages providing $HOME skeletons shouldn't depend on 
> useradd tools

Well, $HOME skeletons _are_ provided for the useradd tools, so it sounds
strange to me that you don't want this dependency.

> in the future pwdutils could be replaced by shadow (again).

Even should, AFAIK pwdutils is unmaintained, contrary to shadow.

> background: stupid reason (initation for the change): bash Requires 
> pwdutils for /etc/skel, but pwdutils is pointless dep in chroot intended 
> to build packages

I'm against droping sensible deps for corner cases.

Jan Rękorajski                                 | PLD/Linux
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