We currently hardcode a argv list to useradd and other commands more or less smack in the middle of a bunch of other code. Trouble is that the required commands are different on Debian-based systems and different again on BSD.
I think we should split out a separate file with add_user() rm_user() etc. functions which construct the argv the way each system likes it. That way we can add cases for various systems and keep the #ifdef mess well-contained.
Some vendor patches to look at:
I was looking at a patch that would check for the existence of adduser which is the required command on Debian-based systems. However, Fedora provides adduser as a symlink to useradd, so it couldn't be runtime checked easily.
Created attachment 136352 [details] [review]
Support Debian based user management
It's not beautiful but I think this better reflects how A-S is being used. This allows BSD etc to add a similar change for the method they need. We can always come up with a nicer abstraction in the future but I haven't been able to think of one.
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