ACCT-GROUP.ECLASS

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Updated: Oct 2021
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NAME

acct-group.eclass - Eclass used to create and maintain a single group entry

DESCRIPTION

This eclass represents and creates a single group entry. The name of the group is derived from ${PN}, while (preferred) GID needs to be specified via ACCT_GROUP_ID. Packages (and users) needing the group in question should depend on the package providing it.

Example: If your package needs group 'foo', you create 'acct-group/foo' package and add an ebuild with the following contents:

EAPI=8
inherit acct-group
ACCT_GROUP_ID=200

Then you add appropriate dependencies to your package. Note that the build system might need to resolve names, too. The dependency type(s) should be: BDEPEND if the group must be resolvable at build time (e.g. 'fowners' uses it in src_install), IDEPEND if it must be resolvable at install time (e.g. 'fowners' uses it in pkg_preinst), and RDEPEND in every case.

SUPPORTED EAPIS

7 8

FUNCTIONS

acct-group_pkg_pretend
Performs sanity checks for correct eclass usage, and early-checks whether requested GID can be enforced.
acct-group_src_install
Installs sysusers.d file for the group.
acct-group_pkg_preinst
Creates the group if it does not exist yet.

ECLASS VARIABLES

ACCT_GROUP_ID (REQUIRED)
Preferred GID for the new group. This variable is obligatory, and its value must be unique across all group packages. This can be overriden in make.conf through ACCT_GROUP_<UPPERCASE_USERNAME>_ID variable.

Overlays should set this to -1 to dynamically allocate GID. Using -1 in ::gentoo is prohibited by policy.

ACCT_GROUP_ENFORCE_ID
If set to a non-null value, the eclass will require the group to have specified GID. If the group already exists with another GID, or the GID is taken by another group, the install will fail.

AUTHORS

Michael Orlitzky <mjo@gentoo.org>
Micha[u0142] G[u00F3]rny <mgorny@gentoo.org>

MAINTAINERS

Micha[u0142] G[u00F3]rny <mgorny@gentoo.org>

REPORTING BUGS

Please report bugs via https://bugs.gentoo.org/

FILES

acct-group.eclass

SEE ALSO

ebuild(5)
https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/log/eclass/acct-group.eclass


Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
SUPPORTED EAPIS
FUNCTIONS
ECLASS VARIABLES
AUTHORS
MAINTAINERS
REPORTING BUGS
FILES
SEE ALSO

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