[Dev] "app" user and group

Stéphane Desneux stephane.desneux at open.eurogiciel.org
Wed Aug 6 13:59:47 GMT 2014

Hi Michal,

More precisely, the 'app' user was removed from platform/upstream/setup
but the change has never been submitted to OBS. So, all current images
still define the app user and some profiles still strongly depend on 'app'.

As you can imagine, removing the 'app' user is not as simple as removing
it from etc/passwd. So I propose to track the work in Jira in a new
dedicated bug (or in an existing one if any).

At least on Tizen:Common, I think that this removal could be done and
completed quite quickly.

Stéphane Desneux
Intel OTC - Vannes/FR

On 06/08/2014 15:08, Michal Witanowski wrote:
> Hi all,
> Some time ago „app” user and group have been removed from the platform
> (https://review.tizen.org/gerrit/#/c/21270/). However, the old GID
> (5000) is still used. For example, vconf key
> “/var/run/memory/sysman/power_off” is owned by “app” user with GID =
> 5000. Hence, here comes few questions:
> 1.       Where “app” user is being created? The mentioned commit
> description says “The users are created by ks file”, but I couldn’t find
> it in the ks.
> 2.       Shouldn’t be the “app” group also created?
> 3.       I would like to write to “power_off” file as non-root (it has
> 0664 privileges). Should I assume the supplementary group with ID 5000
> is valid one?
> And one more thing: I heard something that buxton will replace vconf. Is
> that true? When can it happen?
> Best regards,
> Michal
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