After the discussion the last days about creating users and the defaults
used for it, I looked at our defaults and where we deriviate from upstream,
other Linux distributions and other tools we use already today.
We change explicit:
USERGROUPS_ENAB from "yes" to "no".
All other tools we provide and other distros do create usergroups by
default, so I suggest to change it back to "USERGROUPS_ENAB yes".
CREATE_HOME from "yes" to "no".
I did never understand why we disabled this. All other tools we provide
and other distros create the home directory by default. I would suggest
to change that back to "yes".
FORCE_SHADOW from "yes" to "no".
I also don't understand this change. We should revert that change, so
we don't need the hacks in other places to split passwd later during
installation. If we enforce the shadow usage later, why not from the
HOME_MODE not set
We should set "HOME_MODE 0700" as other distros do.
Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & MicroOS
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
Managing Director: Felix Imendoerffer (HRB 36809, AG Nürnberg)