BLFS profile group/user checking

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Fri May 21 11:59:07 PDT 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> The sections of the profiles that add groups and users use grep to check 
> /etc/group and /etc/passwd to check if the groups and users to be added 
> already exist.
> However, the profiles are not using "grep -q", but instead are 
> redirecting the output of grep to /dev/null. "grep -q" is much cleaner.

Forgot one more item: in my own profile I put this user/group adding 
into a separate stage (before the Installing stage). I think this is 
easier to deal with in the user interface, as the stage can be 
de-selected if the user doesn't want to run it.

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