X2Go Bug report logs - #1145
x2godbadmin + postgres + non-existent home directory = wrong ownerships

Package: x2goserver; Maintainer for x2goserver is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goserver is src:x2goserver.

Reported by: Stefan Baur <X2Go-ML-1@baur-itcs.de>

Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:15:02 UTC

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From: Walid MOGHRABI <w.moghrabi@servicemagic.eu>
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Hi,

To add my 2 cents, I workarounded this by creating a small helper script for provisionning my accounts which does the x2godbadmin --adduser stuff + a few other things (provisionning the /etc/skel content, setting right user perms, ...)

I don't think it is mandatory to expand these features inside the script but creating good documentation about those script (and I include scripts such as x2golistsession, x2goterminatesession, ...) and good error reporting would be great because it's very hard o know what they do unless you tap directly inside the code itself (which I did at then end).


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Walid Moghrabi

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De: "Nable" <nable.maininbox@googlemail.com> 
À: "Stefan Baur" <X2Go-ML-1@baur-itcs.de> 
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Envoyé: Mercredi 8 Février 2017 02:32:52 
Objet: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#1145: Bug#1145: x2godbadmin + postgres + non-existent home directory = wrong ownerships 

> Are you aware of anything that does that and that we could call? 
I think that setup with absent homedir && non-configured pam_mkhomedir 
is broken anyway and one can only fail gracefully with a good error 
message. 
Other variants (homedir already exists and/or pam_mkhomedir is 
configured) can be covered by calling `su' or `sudo' with appropriate 
options (e.g. su -c /bin/true "${user_to_add}"). 
This would fail if homedir (either existing or not) is located on a 
network or encrypted FS (where local root can't do anything without 
knowing user's password) but this is a separate issue. 

I've also seen posts (e.g.[1]) about `oddjob-mkhomedir' (and I've 
already seen it in Debian repos) but I wonder if this way is 
production-ready. And this way seems to be more complex. 

[1] https://access.redhat.com/discussions/903523 
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