In the last episode (Aug 27), jef moskot said: > We just upgraded to a new server (FreeBSD 7.0) and in our passwd file > is the user "messagebus" (there's also a group). > > What's this for and can the UID be changed? It's got the same number > as one of our oldest users and we're trying to determine which UID > would be easier to switch. > > While this obviously has something to do with D-BUS (whatever that > is), it's nothing we installed "on purpose". If it's not a part of > the default system, it probably got bundled in as a dependency during > an large port make.
You should be able to change its uid by deinstalling dbus, then editing /usr/ports/devel/dbus/pkg-install, changing the uid in that script to an unused ID, and reinstalling. All the userids created by ports should be listed in /usr/ports/UIDs and GIDs, so you can check to see if any other ports might conflict with existing users. Unfortunately, the ports themselves don't use those files during the install, so you can't just edit that and be done. You have to fix each port individually. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"