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Re: Bug#412989: udev startup script prints a lot of errors when ldap is used

On 01-03-2007, Gabor Gombas <gombasg@sztaki.hu> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:54:19PM +0300, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
>> So a *fix* for this issue could be only inside udev package.
>> In all other places, only workarounds are possible.
>> And these workarounds do have the following drawbacks.
>> - if base-passwd will be used as workaround location, this will create a 
>> situation when changes to default udev configuration files, introducing 
>> references to new groups or removing references to old ones, will cause 
>> need of base-files update - which is increased complexity and will cause 
>> out-of-sync situations;
> My opinion is quite the opposite. Decisions like "all scanners should be
> owned by the 'scanner' group" are distro-wide policy, and udev is just
> one of the possible implementors of such policy. So the policy should
> not be in udev (anyone can write an udev replacement any day). In fact,
> MAKEDEV _should_ use the same group on a static /dev; how do you want to
> enforce that? (Yes, I realize that MAKEDEV does not have the same amount
> of information and therefore can not make such fine-grained decisions as
> udev).
> Also, on my system the udev configuration references 17 groups of which
> 12 is already present in /usr/share/base-passwd/group.master. I do not
> see any reason not to add the remaining 5 and be done with it.

I think it is a good idea to add all this group to standard groups. 

Don't forget to also add __user__ to these files (tss for example)

Sylvain Le Gall

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