Question: 6.54 Shadow w/ Package Users hint

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Sun Feb 6 14:56:14 PST 2011

Brian Winfrey wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at> wrote:
>> Brian Winfrey wrote:
>>> Is there any problem with deferring installation of shadow until
>>> system is ready for deployment?
>> No, but why would you want to do that?
>> Â  -- Bruce
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> I was thinking I didn't need it until the system is live, and it may
> or may not complicate things, and I have had to restart several times
> already.
> For example I believe it changes su, so if I need to uninstall it for
> some reason, I will need to restore files it has changed.
> I guess the question to ask what is the downside of deferring it?

The potential of inconsistent behavior.  It is only used when you log in 
after you reboot.  It will not complicate things.

   -- Bruce

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