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  • BreezeDM
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    I can't wait until doing anything with home directories requires using systemd. Right now we can change a user's home directory with one simple command. Systemd should add an extra command to that process. Even better would be systemd creating a link to a folder so we cant actually see where our home directory is and if we want to do an ls of a directory, we will need to use some journalctl flag.

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  • jrch2k8
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    Originally posted by microcode View Post
    Cool, I'm looking forward to seeing what functionality this new component can enable. I don't fully understand the purpose, but lettuce sea before we cast it out.
    Basically the functionality is this.
    Today:
    1.) "Shit my new drive is here, ugggh i have carefully move my home directory or i have to reconfigure all my userspace data"
    2.) "Goddam i put my gpg keys on a pendrive but forgot to copy my .ssh files, damn it what was my public key again??"

    Tomorrow:
    just export the damn encrypted blob to a pendrive and have your damn user/home folder/configurations anywhere as long as you have systemd 244+ installed.

    Actually i'm really looking forward for homed, since i would love to have all my PCs with the same configurations instead of my today rsync scripts

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  • dreich
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    Originally posted by timofonic View Post
    [...] Can anyone provide some really useful ways to use this? [...]
    It looks like it has potential in laptops and workstations. I can't see a compelling use case in servers.

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  • R41N3R
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    Sounds interesting, my use case would be to easily share my home across multiple systems and sync everything via nextcloud.

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  • microcode
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    Cool, I'm looking forward to seeing what functionality this new component can enable. I don't fully understand the purpose, but lettuce sea before we cast it out.

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  • ElectricPrism
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    I have been interesed in read only root for a while.

    Ansmd network managed OS image

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by timofonic View Post
    Too much words. But I can't understand what interesting use cases can systemd-homed.

    Can anyone provide some really useful ways to use this? To me, it seems Lennart is really bored and doesn't know what to invent.
    All of your usual user program configuration files, password lists, etc will become stored on an encrypted loopback image making it so we should, in theory, be able to take that image from OS to OS to OS and have all our user settings and whatnot intact and working. That assumes that all those OSs have the same programs installed...

    But, disregard the OS hopping scenario, it would be really useful for OS upgrades, assist distribution maintainers with migrating to having a read-only root and using atomic updates since it attempts to move some of the files end users have to tweak under /etc to the user image, in corporate environments where every PC has the same crap installed all we'd have to do is load our image from a network drive so any PC in those environments could be used by anyone and have our personalized tweaks, sudo password, GPG keys, etc.

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  • cjcox
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    Use case === whatever Lennart wants to do.

    Your use case === If it's not what Lennart wants to do, it's not a valid use case.

    Flame me, whatever, I really really don't care.

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  • timofonic
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    Too much words. But I can't understand what interesting use cases can systemd-homed.

    Can anyone provide some really useful ways to use this? To me, it seems Lennart is really bored and doesn't know what to invent.

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  • wpupkin
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    Later ...
    Systemd-userd
    Ensure system is not poisoned by the user presence is the next ambition for systemd.

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