Macports user on login screen after migration from old Mac to new Mac
murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 17:27:46 UTC 2022
In a message posted already in this list’s archives but not yet appearing in the batched emails I receive from the list, Johsua Root writes:
“ … the 'macports’ user… should be as unprivileged as possible, and thus not a member of any groups other than its own.
"TBH, the easiest fix is probably to delete the 'macports' user and group, and let them be recreated by the installer during step 2 of the Migration process."
How does one, in fact, delete the ‘macports’ user and group before letting them be recreated by the installer during Step 2 of the MacPorts migration process?
(I note that no user ‘macports’ shows in System Preferences > Users & Groups even though user ‘macports’ appears on the macOS login screen.)
> On 31 Jul2022, at 11:27 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> As follow-up:
> What user group should macadmin belong to? During the migration I was asked whether to use a temporary something-or-other for macports user or else to make it part of the admin group. I did the latter.
>> On 31 Jul2022, at 11:01 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:murrayeisenberg at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On an iMac I was running MacPorts 2.7.2 under macOS Monterey 12.5. I used the macOS Migration Assistant to migrate Documents and Settings from a Time Machine backup of that iMac to a new Mac Studio, also running macOS 12.5.
>> Now at the login screen I show a user MacPorts, but I do not see such user listed when, in my admin account, I use System Preferences > Users & Groups.
>> What, if anything, should be done?
>> (I do realize that I will want to do a migration of MacPorts itself on the new Mac Studio, not least because it is Apple silicon whereas the old iMac was Intel.)
>> https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/317576/how-to-delete-macports-user-after-using-the-migration-assistant <https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/317576/how-to-delete-macports-user-after-using-the-migration-assistant>
>> https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/285710/is-it-possible-to-hide-an-account-from-the-login-screen-where-you-can-see-all-th <https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/285710/is-it-possible-to-hide-an-account-from-the-login-screen-where-you-can-see-all-th>
>> Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:murrayeisenberg at gmail.com>
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> Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:murrayeisenberg at gmail.com>
> Mobile (413)-427-5334
> 503 King Farm Blvd #101
> Rockville, MD 20850-6667
Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
503 King Farm Blvd #101
Rockville, MD 20850-6667
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