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Re: Creating a jackuser group



Anthony Green (green redhat com) said: 
> 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.

Well, it means any user you add can't be removed from the group, but...
*shrug*. Still seems to be a hack.

> 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).

You can *not* add users in setup; you break the transaction due to
dependency loops. The group would need to be added attached to some
other package.

Bill


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