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Re: Creating a jackuser group



On Tuesday 06 February 2007 15:12, Warren Togami wrote:
> Anthony Green wrote:
> > fedora-music-list hosted a thread[1] recently on making it easier to run
> > the jack-audio-connection-kit server.  It's a bit of a mess right now
> > because users have to manually edit /etc/security/limits.conf before
> > anything will run.
> >
> > In order to clean things up, it was proposed that Fedora come
> > pre-installed with a jackuser entry in /etc/group, as well as including
> > the following in /etc/security/limits.conf...
> >
> > @jackuser - rtprio 20
> > @jackuser - memlock 131072
> >
> > Then users simply need to be added to the jackuser group in order to run
> > jackd and associated applications.  I believe this models what other
> > distros are doing to support jack users.  We could even have a
> > consolehelper enabled wrapper to ask users if they want to be added to
> > this group if they aren't already when the run qjackctl.
> >
> > Most of the discussion is captured in mail threads referenced by this
> > bugzilla entry....
> >
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=221785
> >
> > So, if this sounds like a sane thing to do for Fedora 7, do I simply
> > file bugzilla issues against the setup and pam packages (which
> > own /etc/group and /etc/security/limits.conf respectively).
>
> Where do we draw the line between add-on software that should have a
> default user or group, and packages that have to create their own?
>
> Doesn't Apache in Core create its own?

Quite a few packages create their own. I think the big problem here is the 
need to twiddle limits.conf.

-- 
Jarod Wilson
jwilson redhat com

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