dummy user for testsuites

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Apr 2 21:32:02 PDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 11:47:57PM -0400, Robert Connolly wrote:
> Chapter 6's Coreutils /bin/su will be overwritten by Shadow's, which isn't a 
> big deal, but it's not very elegant. I personally prefer to install Chapter 
> 5's /tools/bin/tools-su simply so that packages are not overwriting 
> eachothers files in Chapter 6... it's a bad precedent. It also adds the 
> complication of writing the Coreutils page so that users can reinstall 
> Coreutils after Shadow, without losing the PAM-compatible 'su' from Shadow.

Ah, of course you're right. I forgot about the suppress patch which
keeps the su from coreutils from being installed in chapter 6. We would
still need the temporary su from chapter 5. It would be no problem to
drop that in, though.


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