valid users again

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Tue Aug 8 12:41:34 GMT 2006

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Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> I always thought this was a weird option, prone to breakage.  
> Why not add a 'private homedirs' option, which could
> even be on by default (getting rid of the magic 'games'
> share people stumble over, that this configuration
> is designed to control).
> That option would not be prone to string configuration, 
> but just to 'on session setup, when we did a getpwnam()
> on this user, what home directory did we get'.

I think the [homes] hack is too embedded at this point.
it's never really been broken since it relies on 'valid
users' working which means it gets tested more than just
with [homes].

I'm not violently opposed to your idea but it seems more
like a lateral change than a real advantage to me.
But I'm an optionphobe so I'll just about always come down
on the side of opposing new options unless there's a real
vertical benefit.

cheers, jerry
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