Review request: sabayon

Mark McLoughlin markmc at
Sun Mar 20 10:09:29 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 12:05 -0500, John Dennis wrote:
> > > - I would try to get a fixed user for sabayon instead of just using a
> > > random UID/GID (it's a system user after all)
> > 
> > 	Well, that's what my previous mail was about. I had tried using
> > fedora-usermgmt when I thought it was the consensus that all Extras
> > packages should use it, but wasn't really convinced by it, so I dropped
> > it again. I'm not sure how an Extras package can reserve a system UID
> > otherwise, though ...
> I thought the "setup" rpm was used to reserve a system account, e.g.
> you specify a uid and/or gid that needs to be reserved for the system.
> So I think all you need to do is edit the setup rpm. I'm not sure if
> it creates the account or not, I'd have to check on that. But even if
> it does I think the right behavior is to reserve it in setup, but have
> the rpm always create the account using the exact same uid/gid specified
> in setup, that way you're covered.

	Yeah, that's fine for packages in Core. The problem is, though, that
there's no corresponding process for Extras packages.

	(Now, maybe we could just use the same process for Extras - but I'm not
sure whether that's a popular option)


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