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10.5: View the full users and groups list
Authored by: jecwobble on Nov 02, '07 10:23:04AM

If anyone reading this has done an upgrade to Leopard (as opposed to archive & install or a clean install), can you post whether or not NetInfo Manager and the ni* command line apps were left behind or removed?



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10.5: View the full users and groups list
Authored by: aaronfreimark on Nov 02, '07 11:43:16AM

Well, they are in /Previous Systems from my Archive & Install. But they are useless, since there are no NetInfo databases in Leopard anymore. The local directory data is stored in a completely different format, and the old tools can't read the new format.

Use Workgroup Manager if you want a GUI, or learn dscl if you want command line.



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10.5: View the full users and groups list
Authored by: sys0p on Nov 02, '07 12:02:55PM

Most of the things I was used to do with NetIndo Manager can be done within the Systempreferences/Accounts, just do a right click and change home directory and UID,GID. Also in the Accounts Preferences : add another Group with the "+" .. so far no need for dscl and Workgroup manager ...



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10.5: View the full users and groups list
Authored by: michaelj on Nov 02, '07 12:58:34PM

Net Info is dead. Even with an upgrade, it is removed. Apple has made it clear now for 2 years that this would be the case with Leopard...



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10.5: View the full users and groups list
Authored by: n1mie on Nov 02, '07 06:47:09PM

The command appears to be removed, but the man entry is still there and list of netinfo commands can still be found with "apropos netinfo".

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