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Re: [opensuse-packaging] no more nobody user on OBS?
Am 23.05.2017 um 17:35 schrieb Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar:
On Tue, 2017-05-23 at 16:47 +0200, Ruediger Meier wrote:

seems that Tumbleweed and Factory has no more user "nobody" defined
in /etc/passwd. Is this wanted?


That is indeed wanted - the list of users has constantly been growing
and for many users/groups, it is/was not clear what requires them.

So Thorsten worked on a way to change this - and packages nowadays have
to specify if their content wants a specific user/group to be present.

See also the packaging guidelines at

But 'nobody'? I don't see it as a system user - mere the lack of user.

Greetings, Stephan

Ma muaß weiterkämpfen, kämpfen bis zum Umfalln, a wenn die
ganze Welt an Arsch offen hat, oder grad deswegn.

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