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Re: Managing users and groups within multiple devel chroots.

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 02:12:54PM -0700, Rob Browning wrote:
> Is it possible to configure a set of chroots (woody, sarge, whatever)
> so that all of the chroot passwd/group DBs will stay in sync with each
> other and with the host DB automaticall, so that, for example, a
> useradd, usermod, or userdel, will automatically affect all of the DBs
> simultaneously and safely?

>From the adduser/addgroup manpage:
  If the file /usr/local/sbin/adduser.local exists, it will be executed
  after the user account has been set up in order to do any local setup. 
  The arguments passed to adduser.local are: username uid gid
  home-directory, and the environment variables DEBUG and VERBOSE will be
  set according to the settings in the master program.

You can use this to execute the same adduser/addgroup command in the 
chroot. While this doesn't guarantee that the different files are 100% in 
sync, I think it'll get close enough for practical usage.



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