Bug 58022 - Use .dmrc in $HOME for network setups
Summary: Use .dmrc in $HOME for network setups
Alias: None
Product: accountsservice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2012-12-08 16:11 UTC by Benjamin Berg
Modified: 2013-05-11 19:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Benjamin Berg 2012-12-08 16:11:18 UTC
It would be good to have a .dmrc or similar again in the users home directory in networked setups. In this particular case there are about 7 PCs and which are used by users randomly. This means that storing it on the local PC is not a good choice.

There are some things that need to be handled:
 * We have nfs+kerberos, so AccountsService cannot update .dmrc itself. This needs to be done during session setup.
 * .dmrc may not be readable in such a setup, a fallback to a locally stored file would be good (I guess it could be configurable which files should be used, or simply use the newest of both)
 * bug #58021; resolve networked users correctly
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2013-05-11 19:50:54 UTC
Accountsservice was invented to stop using $HOME/.dmrc, so I don't see us going back to it.

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