On 5/11/12 10:22 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 10:19 -0400, Braden McDaniel wrote:
> As I mentioned at the top of the thread, I changed the local group GID
> on the Fedora 16 installation to 989 (from 990) to match the Fedora 17
> installation. Things appear to be working fine on the Fedora 16
> installation. (But it occurs to me that if I were to try to join a new
> group with GID 990 on the Fedora 16 installation, I might see things go
> squirrelly there, too.)
> Should I have removed the local mock group on both installations?
Yes, if you're maintaining it in LDAP, you should remove it locally.
Otherwise, the client system will never ask LDAP for it. (It always
checks the local files first, and ignores LDAP if it's found locally).
Okay, does this apply across the board? In particular, what about a
group like "users"? groupdel tells me I can't just delete it because
"games" is a member. Do I need to maintain the "games" user in LDAP
well? Or should I instead be finding a way to force removal of the
local "users" group?
Maintaining the "games" user in LDAP, while certainly conceivable, just
strikes me as a little unintuitive since it's not a "regular" user.