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#1 2011-08-26 02:06:07

tyhee88
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Registered: 2011-07-31
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gui tool to manage users?

Sorry, I suspect this must be on the forum somewhere-this seems ridiculously simple-but I didn't find it running a search for "manage users" on the forum before posting.

I can't find a graphical way to manage users.

Though I've tried XFCE in the past, I'm essentially a migrant from Gnome. 

I've installed Debian Testing with an XFCE desktop.  It runs XFCE 4.8.  xfce-goodies is not installed-it wasn't in the repositories when I did my installation, though it appears to be now.  Looking at the list (in Synaptic) of what it xfce-goodies includes I don't see anything that  will obviously manage users.

I added a 2nd user with adduser and passwd, though I've since removed the user.  It strikes me there really must be a graphical took for this, but I'm missing it.  Can anyone help?

Thanks.

             Bob Currie

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#2 2011-08-27 17:03:46

Milozzy
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Registered: 2011-07-08
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

I use gnome-system-tools...although it is gnome component, it brings no extra dependencies and many XFCE and LXDE distros use this package.

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#3 2011-08-29 14:39:29

tyhee88
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

Milozzy wrote:

I use gnome-system-tools...although it is gnome component, it brings no extra dependencies and many XFCE and LXDE distros use this package.

When I marked gnome-system-tools to be installed I got a message that additional packages would be installed.  There were 110 of them including, for example, Nautilus. 

That pretty much ruled it out for me.

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#4 2011-08-29 18:21:58

Pindakoe
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

Mandriva comes with Drakeuser (or userdrake -- I forgot). GTK2 based, so some Gnome dependancies but not nearly as much. Then again it requires quite some perl libs, and it may struggle for otehr distro's than mandriva/mageia etc.

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#5 2011-08-29 18:32:00

Nick
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

There are some plans to implement something with the accountsservice library, but I've no idea if we can finish that before 4.10.

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#6 2011-08-31 00:25:47

tyhee88
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

Thanks Nick.

Am I misunderstanding the number?  As XFCE is at 4.8 I'm having trouble understanding the reference to 4.10.

Whatever the number, I'll look forward to seeing it some time in the future.

       b

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#7 2011-09-02 09:19:15

Milozzy
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

tyhee88 wrote:
Milozzy wrote:

I use gnome-system-tools...although it is gnome component, it brings no extra dependencies and many XFCE and LXDE distros use this package.

When I marked gnome-system-tools to be installed I got a message that additional packages would be installed.  There were 110 of them including, for example, Nautilus. 

That pretty much ruled it out for me.

Really??
Which distro are you using?

I am a Debian user and gnome-system-tool does not have all those dependencies...None it has nautilus as dep.

~$ aptitude show gnome-system-tools
Pacchetto: gnome-system-tools                       
Stato: installato
Installato automaticamente: no
Versione: 2.30.2-2
Priorità: opzionale
Sezione: gnome
Responsabile: Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo <jsogo@debian.org>
Dimensione pacchetto installato: 11,0 M
Dipende: gconf2 (>= 2.28.1-2), libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.29.3), libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~),
         libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.0.2), libfontconfig1 (>=
         2.8.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1), libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0), libglib2.0-0
         (>= 2.18.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.18.0), liboobs-1-4 (>= 2.30.0),
         libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpolkit-gobject-1-0 (>= 0.94),
         libpolkit-gtk-1-0 (>= 0.94), perl, system-tools-backends (>= 2.9.4),
         policykit-1-gnome

Last edited by Milozzy (2011-09-02 09:19:37)

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#8 2011-09-04 13:08:49

Nice&Gently
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Registered: 2011-05-22
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

In fedora we have 'system-config-users', maybe you can compile it in debian.
https://fedorahosted.org/released/system-config-users/
Dependencies in my xfce:

package: system-config-users.noarch 1.2.107-2.fc15
  Dependency: libuser-python >= 0.56
   provider: libuser-python.x86_64 0.57.2-1.fc15
  Dependency: cracklib-python >= 2.8.6
   provider: cracklib-python.x86_64 2.8.18-2.fc15
  Dependency: python >= 2.0
   provider: python.x86_64 2.7.1-7.fc15
   provider: python.i686 2.7.1-7.fc15
  Dependency: xdg-utils
   provider: xdg-utils.noarch 1.1.0-0.6.20110505.fc15
   provider: xdg-utils.noarch 1.1.0-0.8.20110510.fc15
  Dependency: usermode-gtk >= 1.94
   provider: usermode-gtk.x86_64 1.107-1.fc15
  Dependency: pygtk2-libglade
   provider: pygtk2-libglade.x86_64 2.24.0-1.fc15
   provider: pygtk2-libglade.x86_64 2.24.0-3.fc15
  Dependency: /usr/bin/pgrep
   provider: procps.x86_64 3.2.8-19.20110302git.fc15
   provider: procps.x86_64 3.2.8-21.20110302git.fc15
  Dependency: /usr/bin/python
   provider: python.i686 2.7.1-7.fc15
   provider: python.x86_64 2.7.1-7.fc15
  Dependency: rpm-python
   provider: rpm-python.x86_64 4.9.0-6.fc15
   provider: rpm-python.x86_64 4.9.1.1-1.fc15
  Dependency: libselinux-python
   provider: libselinux-python.x86_64 2.0.99-4.fc15
  Dependency: /bin/sh
   provider: bash.x86_64 4.2.10-2.fc15
   provider: bash.x86_64 4.2.10-4.fc15
  Dependency: pygtk2 >= 2.16
   provider: pygtk2.x86_64 2.24.0-1.fc15
   provider: pygtk2.x86_64 2.24.0-3.fc15


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#9 2011-12-24 18:59:50

snowkeld
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Registered: 2011-12-24
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Re: gui tool to manage users?

apt-get --no-install-recommends install gnome-system-tools

this will install the needed tools with very minimal dependencies in debian (and any other system using apt)

i'm not sure about the nautilus dependency because i use nautilus in my xfce, but i only needed 2 new dependancies when i inatalled this way on debian unstable/sid xfce 4.8

EDIT: i know i said i use nautilus, i should confirm that i DO NOT run gnome at all so you dont think that i'm installing with all gnome dep already on my system, nautilus installs with its own dep and does not rely on gnome, while gnome does rely on nautilus.

Last edited by snowkeld (2011-12-24 19:02:35)

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#10 2011-12-27 16:37:36

xendistar
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Registered: 2011-11-07
Posts: 11

Re: gui tool to manage users?

Thanks for that Snowkeld, I had been struggling with the same problem

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