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Old 01-13-2019, 06:34 PM   #1
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pwck and grpck


Not complaining. Nothing really broken. Just looking at some housekeeping. Perhaps something that might help Pat.

Running pwck I get the following:

Code:
user 'news': directory '/usr/lib/news' does not exist
user 'pulse': directory '/var/run/pulse' does not exist
user 'haldaemon': directory '/var/run/hald' does not exist
Looks like all three are hard-coded in the a/etc package.

I don't think I have ever seen /usr/lib/news in a long time. Looks like the nn and slrn packages use the news user/group. The only news directory I find is /var/lib/slrnpull/news. There is a reference to /var/spool/news in the tin package slack-desc.

The /var/run/pulse directory seems legitimate but appears only when running rc.pulseaudio.

haldaemon seems obsolete.

Same result with 14.2 and Current. Not fresh/clean installs.

On a fresh 14.2 full install:

Code:
user 'lp': directory '/var/spool/lpd' does not exist
user 'news': directory '/usr/lib/news' does not exist
user 'gdm': directory '/var/lib/gdm' does not exist
user 'pulse': directory '/var/run/pulse' does not exist
user 'haldaemon': directory '/var/run/hald' does not exist
/var/spool/lpd is easily created.

gdm seems obsolete, although there is a slackbuilds.org package.

On a fresh Current full install:

Code:
user 'lp': directory '/var/spool/lpd' does not exist
user 'news': directory '/usr/lib/news' does not exist
user 'gdm': directory '/var/lib/gdm' does not exist
user 'sddm': directory '/var/lib/sddm' does not exist
user 'pulse': directory '/var/run/pulse' does not exist
user 'haldaemon': directory '/var/run/hald' does not exist
sddm seems obsolete, although there is a slackbuilds.org package.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 12:36 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by upnort View Post
sddm seems obsolete, although there is a slackbuilds.org package.
You may want to say "haldaemon", because I think that "sddm" may be used by SDDM, which is the main and only login manager on Plasma5 today.

Last edited by ZhaoLin1457; 01-14-2019 at 12:38 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 09:03 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by upnort View Post
Code:
user 'lp': directory '/var/spool/lpd' does not exist
user 'news': directory '/usr/lib/news' does not exist
user 'gdm': directory '/var/lib/gdm' does not exist
user 'sddm': directory '/var/lib/sddm' does not exist
user 'pulse': directory '/var/run/pulse' does not exist
user 'haldaemon': directory '/var/run/hald' does not exist
sddm seems obsolete, although there is a slackbuilds.org package.
/var/spool/lpd _is_ obsolete unless you're still using the old lprng printing package (IT has a lpd daemon, in cups the cupsd daemon has replaced it.
gdm is the Gnome display manager and gnome hasn't been part of official Slackware for a long time and
haldaemon is indeed obsolete, it has been merged into udev on Linux (source: Wikipedia) and has been removed from Slackware in 14.0
Code:
Slackware/14.0/ChangeLog.txt:l/hal-0.5.14-i486-3.txz:  Removed.
Someone else already mentioned that when KDE 5 would replace KDE 4 sddm will replace kdm as its display manager.
 
  


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