[OE-core] [PATCH V5 0/3] Add a method for image level user/group configuration

Qi.Chen at windriver.com Qi.Chen at windriver.com
Tue Jul 16 06:27:25 UTC 2013

From: Chen Qi <Qi.Chen at windriver.com>

Changes from V4:
1. Take into consideration the possibility of whitespaces in /etc/passwd and /etc/group
2. Change bbfatal in perform_usermod and perform_groupmod to bbwarn. Please see detailed reason below.

PackageA pulls in userA.
Now we want userA to map to a fixed user ID without having to worry whether PackageA is installed.
We can now use the following configuration to achieve this requirement.
usermod, -u 2013 userA; \
After this configuration, if PacakgeA is installed in our image, the user ID is modified to 2013;
otherwise, there's no change in /etc/passwd, i.e., userA will not be added to /etc/passwd silently.

Hope this information will be useful.

//Chen Qi

The following changes since commit a63229917a5708de2d161aba0d67168ce0da6365:

  meta-yocto-bsp: update reference board SRCREVs (2013-07-10 09:45:51 +0100)

are available in the git repository at:

  git://git.pokylinux.org/poky-contrib ChenQi/extrausers

Chen Qi (3):
  useradd_base.bbclass: add a new bbclass
  useradd.bbclass: code refactor
  extrausers.bbclass: add a new bbclass

 meta/classes/extrausers.bbclass   |   61 ++++++++++
 meta/classes/useradd.bbclass      |   99 ++--------------
 meta/classes/useradd_base.bbclass |  230 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 299 insertions(+), 91 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 meta/classes/extrausers.bbclass
 create mode 100644 meta/classes/useradd_base.bbclass


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