Is there any difference in placing an `etc/passwd` file in place as opposed to using an `etc/system/local/user-seed.conf` during a scripted install?
As I understand it the `user-seed.conf` produces an `etc/passwd` if the latter doesn't exist and then the former is removed?
I don't think there's a meaningful difference. We drop pre-populated etc/passwd files all the time, and it just works. You do have to restart Splunk for it to see the new passwd file.
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I would say a passwd file is different in the way that it provides more options like mail address etc. as opposed to the seed file.
But in the end same but different.