I noticed that after installing (chaotic-aur) acestream-engine acestream-launcher and python-acestream, used for streaming eeh let’s say ‘Linux related content’, acestream makes itself a useraccount and adds itself to the video group.
EndeavourOS➜ ~ ᐅ ls /home
EndeavourOS➜ ~ ᐅ groups acestream
After removing the user acestream the program still functions as it should so I was wondering how can I make sure that it doesn’t get added again in the future? Also is this normal behaviour or should alarm bells go off.
Is it actually adding a permanent account or is it transient via systemd?
It looks like the package is adding a permanent account as part of the install process.
I don’t know much about that package but often a service will add a user for the service to run as.
You can use
--noscriptlet when you install it to stop the post install script from running but that isn’t a good idea generally.
It looks pretty reasonable to me to be honest
useradd -u 4035 -g video -m -s /usr/bin/nologin acestream
This topic was automatically closed 2 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.