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Re: [RFC] adding system users: which is the best way??

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 01:47:29PM +0100, Bernhard R. Link wrote:

> * Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> [031130 05:53]:
> > Some daemons such as cups are written in a way that requires that they be 
> > able to write to their own configuration files.  If such a daemon is run as 
> > non-root then the files will have to be owned by non-root if the "create new 
> > file and rename" method of file update is used.
> Could anyone familar with cups explain why this is no RC-bug? After all,
> if it gets changed by the daemon it really sounds like a state file that
> should be in /var and not like a configuration file.

As long as the admin's changes to the configuration file (by hand) are
preserved, it is fine for it to be modified.

 - mdz

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