[Icinga-devel] Review and IDOUtils (Oracle) Part II

Christoph Maser cmr at financial.com
Wed May 13 13:58:06 CEST 2009

Am Mittwoch, den 13.05.2009, 13:26 +0200 schrieb Michael Friedrich:
> And here we go again with the bugtracker - user icinga not found in
> the system. Hmmm ok, that's nasty to add it manually. I would prefer
> by creating it during the configure routine, checking if sudo/root is
> enforced.
> Both flags from configure only modify the user which is being used,
> but not creating it.
> --with-icinga-user=<user> sets user name to run icinga
> --with-icinga-group=<grp> sets group name to run icinga
> We should discuss this in deep here, but meanwhile, i will add the
> user manually to step further.
> # groupadd icinga
> # useradd -g icinga icingaic
> Nice indeed, that there is no version discrepancy between version 2.x
> and 3.x which was really a pain in the ass using nagios

I don't see any pain here. Most projects have it that way. Even before
you start oracle installer you must create a user. Another prominent
example would be apache httpd.
When i check packages here on my system i find 22 times useradd in
rpm-scripts. So it is quite common to handle these things in packaging.
Also here i see a problem here if you call useradd in configure you
cannot run configure anymore as ordinary user if, and that is exactly
what you do while packaging.


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