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Setup Needs for VDT Test Machines

Software Packages


On every machine, we want a standard set of user accounts created. Some details to consider:

Creating users properly on Mac OS X is tricky from the command line. Tim has a script that does most or maybe all of the necessary steps.

How can the VDT maintain the list of users? We add users as needed to help us with debugging. Also, how can we remove user accounts when they are no longer needed?

Some key users (and UIDs):

Some groups needed for glexec testing (GIDs must be the same)


Most of the configuration items below are underspecified as written. In all cases, we can use the existing WHAT configuration, the actual configuration we find currently on the machines, and just plain common sense to figure out the right requirements. Note that configuration may be host-specific in some cases.