Package Details: systemd-guest-user 33.2-1

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Package Base: systemd-guest-user
Description: A simple systemd configurations for guest user support
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Keywords: guest systemd user
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: pavelshuvalov
Maintainer: Akrai
Last Packager: Akrai
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.29
First Submitted: 2016-10-14 12:39
Last Updated: 2019-11-04 16:25

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Akrai commented on 2018-08-01 14:49

Installing the package gets your system ready to use the guest user, which is basically a normal user with a tmpfs home folder (which gets erased after every reboot, not after a logout), but please notice two things:

  1. You probably want to add the guest user to some system groups you may consider in order to be able to use some resources of your computer, the same way as any other human user

  2. The script copies any file placed in the /etc/skel/ folder to the guest home after every reboot, intended mainly for copying config files you may consider useful to copy in every new guest session, for example if you need special graphical or network config files placed in order to get a properly working guest user. Any suggestion is welcomed

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Akrai commented on 2019-11-04 16:18

yeah you are right

do you see any reason of why is listed d /usr/share/guest-configuration 2755 root root - -

in the tmpfiles.d/guest.conf? as i understand, it is just in case the folder doesn't exist so it creates it, right? should i remove the line?

librewish commented on 2019-11-04 16:16

although thats also true but its very rare case. you would just want an functional guest same as any other user. with all themes and config done

Akrai commented on 2019-11-04 16:14

there is one problem though, the guest config files folder may not be desireable to be copied to any new user...

Whatever, i think most people would prefer it, anyone who doesn't want it can change the install files

librewish commented on 2019-11-04 16:12

because it is better to have just one Directory where config files are stored. as all the configs stored in /etc/skel gets copied to /home/$USER when new user is created.

Akrai commented on 2019-11-04 16:10

this is what i love the most from arch, everyday i can learn a new thing

Akrai commented on 2019-11-04 15:11

why skel? i was about to use /etc/guest-configuration

librewish commented on 2019-11-04 06:14

can you consider changing the config directory from


to /etc/skel/

librewish commented on 2019-11-03 12:19

add git as makedepend

Akrai commented on 2019-02-14 17:33

I just changed the versioning method because until now the version showed in aur didn't correspond to the actual version of the installed package, which was higher, so either i set a higher hardcoded version than the number of commits, or i just ignore the version system used until now and just use a hardcoded version number, and set it higher than the number of commits so people that installed this package gets an update automatically.

Akrai commented on 2019-02-12 21:28

Okay bug fixed, wasn't needed to change the pkgbuild script, the problem was that in the repo those files wasn't symlinks. Fixed now. Thanks!