wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Aug 27 17:20:00 UTC 2008
On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, jef moskot wrote:
> We just upgraded to a new server (FreeBSD 7.0) and in our passwd file is the
> user "messagebus" (there's also a group).
> What's this for and can the UID be changed? It's got the same number as one
> of our oldest users and we're trying to determine which UID would be easier
> to switch.
> While this obviously has something to do with D-BUS (whatever that is), it's
> nothing we installed "on purpose". If it's not a part of the default system,
> it probably got bundled in as a dependency during an large port make.
If dbus is required, you should be able to create the messagebus user
before installing the dbus port. Then the port's pkg-install should see
that you already have a messagebus user and use it instead of creating a
new one. (Untested, but it seems like that's worked for upgrading
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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