Bug#857309: kodi: 'kodi' user does not exist
moritz+debian at mmnx.de
Mon Mar 13 21:23:24 UTC 2017
thanks for your reply!
On 13.03.2017 20:36, Bálint Réczey wrote:
> Control: severity -1 wishlist
> Control: tags -1 confirmed
> Hi Moritz,
> 2017-03-09 21:55 GMT+01:00 Moritz Schmidt <moritz+debian at mmnx.de>:
>> Package: kodi
>> Version: 2:17.0+dfsg1-3
>> Severity: important
>> Dear maintainer,
>> I installed the kodi package on a fresh installed debian testing and enabled the kodi systemd-service which should start kodi in standalone mode.
>> The service file (/lib/systemd/system/kodi.service) is configured to run as 'kodi' user, but this user doesn't exist after installation.
>> I think automatically adding the user when using him would make sense.
> It would make sense if every installation used the kodi user, but
> there are many people who start kodi from their normal session or set
> up automatic logging in in the display manager to start kodi .
> I was thinking about adding a debconf question about adding the kodi
> user and enabling the standalone mode during package configuration
> but this is about the same amount of added complexity as the current
> manual addition of the kodi user.
> I think if someone sets up a system for kodi only the first added user
> is usually the user which runs kodi anyway.
Yeah, a debconf question would be wonderful! I think that many prefer to
just hit yes instead of setting it up on your own with all the hassle,
but maybe I'm just lazy.
> AFAIK the kodi-systemd-service way is preferred on constrained systems
> where running even lightdm would waste too much memory,
> but I have just found nodm  which could also help here.
If you don't have to - why would you want to use a DM? The
kodi-systemd-service starts kodi via xinit so why would you need that on
>> After adding the user everything works as expected.
> I will consider adding the debconf question and creating the kodi
> user, but not by default.
>> Thanks for your work and have a nice day,
>> Moritz Schmidt
>  http://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Autostart_Kodi_for_Linux
>  https://packages.qa.debian.org/n/nodm.html
Thanks again for your time and effort,
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