[CentOS] creating a user from an RPM package

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Wed Oct 15 03:31:05 UTC 2008

Spiro Harvey wrote:

> Alternatively, if you could point me to a package or a spec file that
> does this, I'd be much obliged.

>From the postifx srpm..

%define postfix_uid    89
%define postfix_user   postfix
%define postfix_gid    89
%define postfix_group  postfix
%define postdrop_group postdrop
%define maildrop_group %{postdrop_group}
%define maildrop_gid   %{POSTDROP_GID}
# Add user and groups if necessary
%{_sbindir}/groupadd -g %{maildrop_gid} -r %{maildrop_group} 2>/dev/null
%{_sbindir}/groupadd -g %{postfix_gid} -r %{postfix_group} 2>/dev/null
%{_sbindir}/groupadd -g 12 -r mail 2>/dev/null
%{_sbindir}/useradd -d %{postfix_queue_dir} -s /sbin/nologin -g
%{postfix_group} -G mail -M -r -u %{postfix_uid} %{postfix_user} 2>/dev/null
exit 0


I don't see anything that removes the user as part of
rpm removal, though you could just use userdel/groupdel.


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