[CentOS] Is there a rpm command to find the package that created a particular user or particular group?

Thu Jun 27 19:36:10 UTC 2013
Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com>

--scripts is helpful, the following returns a great deal of package scripts
having to do with users and groups, but ideally would return just the
package names involved in creating the user or group.

rpm -qa --scripts | egrep 'user|group|id\s|getent|pass'

rpm -qa --scripts | less does not seem  to list any package names, but may
be a more formal rpm would help:

rpm --queryformat "%{FILEUSERNAME} %{TRIGGERSCRIPTS}
%{TRIGGERSCRIPTPROG}\n" --query httpd

does not return a script name and i do not see anything else in rpm
--querytags that would help.

Has to be a way, but not today.

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM, Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Am 27.06.2013 um 20:36 schrieb Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com>:
> > Given a particular user or particular group, is there a rpm command that
> > returns what package created that particular user or particular group?
> >
> > Analogous to `rpm -q --whatprovides /etc/security/limits.conf` returns
> the
> > package "pam".
> > Is there an rpm command that returns what package generated a particular
> > user?
> >
> > Most of us already know that the httpd package is associated with the
> user
> > apache.  But there are passwd and group entries that i would like to
> verify
> > and want to know exactly how they got on my system.  Further i would like
> > to know which the security implications of adding another group to a user
> > account.
> >
> > Something like the following command:
> > `rpm --query --user apache`              would return "httpd"
> > `rpm --query --group pulse-access`   might return pulseaudio
> take a look at the pre/post-script parts of the rpms
> rpm -q --scripts httpd
> other users/groups are "installed" via centos setup (anaconda).
> --
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