Re: Job: simplified creation of Debian Jr. accounts
Am Dienstag, 21. November 2006 13:17 schrieb Ben Armstrong:
> I was thinking
> merely of providing a "graduated" set of initial configurations for
> desktops for each of a few different age ranges,
> I think this could all be done with a different /etc/skel per age
> range, or perhaps a single one encompassing all "levels" of user
> account configuration, with some way of selecting amongst them at the
> user level (e.g. by choosing a different "session" type from gdm). Do
> other CDDs have a similar need, or is Debian Jr. alone?
Yes, debian-edu with desktop-profiles is one.
Basicly you create some directories with your (even stackable) desktop
configurations as you described above and configure desktop-profiles to
activate them depending on a users group membership or the return code of a
command you specify! You could have a simple user level Debian Jr. profile
Unlike copying files from /etc/skel, desktop-profiles makes use of the
configuration stacking that DEs have implemented. Profiles can be switched or
updated without affecting user overrides just as you mentioned above.