User on my laptop that I didn't add

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lamina, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #1
    Alright.

    I logged out in order to log back in... can't remember why.

    A user was listed that I definitely didn't add, named Portage. The user has a password as well.

    I went to system preferences and looked under users, and only I was listed.
    What's going on?!
     
  2. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #2
    Decided to get hacker-ish about it.

    powerbook-g4-17:~ Mike$ id portage
    uid=250(portage) gid=250(portage) groups=250(portage)
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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  4. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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  5. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    well... does OS acknowledge this user at all? i mean, through \Users, for instance?
     
  6. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    Nope, no folder in /Users...

    But it does show the user in my fast user switching menu... this is really weird.
     
  7. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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  8. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    I did attempt to install Gentoo for Mac OS. It gave me an error though...

    I still don't get why it would make its own user.
     
  9. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I guess that's part of how it installs or runs. I've never used it myself, so i have no idea.
     
  10. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Alright, looks benign. I just wonder what its secret password is... muahahaha.
     

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