Re: messagebus and haldaemon users in baseGNU.tgz
On Mon, 07 Dec 2009, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> Hi Charles,
> I'm not sure if I should report bugs in baseGNU.tgz to you, but since
> this affects your L1 images (thanks for providing them!) I'll tell you
> about them... please forward as necessary or let me know where to
> report them if I should do so.
> The problem is that /etc/passwd in baseGNU.tgz has entries for
> messagebus and haldaemon, but /etc/group doesn't. This means when you
> install hal and dbus, when it executes in the postinst
> adduser --system --group "$user"
> it doesn't create the user because it already exists, but it doesn't
> create the system group either. Then dbus can't be installed because
> it tries to chown something to the busmessage group, and hal failed to
> configure for me because the group didn't exist and so when hald tried
> to daemonize the child exited.
I must take some responsibility for this.
Passwd was very broken when I built the L1 images, so I used a very nasty
hack to get something working. The hack has shown itsself to be far from
I have not checked, but I expect that passwd has been fixed.
Thanks for the feedback.
Philip Charles; 39a Paterson Street, Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand
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