move logfile creation out of Shadow's section

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Sun Jan 11 08:33:08 PST 2004

Matthias Benkmann wrote:

>I just wanted to take a look at LFS's instructions for creating btmp, wtmp
>and company. I searched fruitlessly for a while in different sections till
>it dawned on me that this could be part of Shadow's instructions. I don't
>think it's appropriate to keep this information there. These files are not
>Shadow specific. init and agetty and xterm and other programs write to
>these files, too.
>I think this information could be merged with 
>"Creating the passwd and group files" to form a 
>"Creating the passwd, group and log files" section, or more explicitly
>"Creating passwd, group, lastlog, utmp, btmp and wtmp"
>That makes the life easier for people who want to go back later to check
>which of these files need to be manually created and what permissions LFS
>recommends for them. They can just search the TOC for "utmp" etc.

This sounds like a reasonable suggestion to me.  I like the title 
"Creating the passwd, group and log files".
  -- Bruce

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