What to do with opensysusers/ opentmpfiles?

Mark Hindley mark at hindley.org.uk
Mon Aug 16 17:16:02 BST 2021


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 08:02:23PM +0200, lorenzo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm seeking advise and consensus of this list for the future of the two
> packages:
>  - Both are dead upstream;
>  - Both RC buggy: opensysuser can be fixed while the symlink
>    attack in opentmpfiles is really hard to deal with
>  - Standalones build from systemd source are now available in
>    experimental (systemd-standalone-sysusers|tmpfiles), but they are
>    linux-only.

I have just had a very quick scan of the new systemd-standalone-* packages. I
don't immediately see any problems. Presumably since systemd itself is linux
only, the fact that the standalone packages are also linux-only isn't a
problem. Non-linux systems will have to use something else already?


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