[Fedora-packaging] packages which add user accounts: is fedora-usermgmt the way?

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Sat Jul 2 02:35:52 UTC 2005

On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 06:51:50PM -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> - Reserve a UID for a package to use.
> - Add 30000 to that UID.
> Why don't we just have packagers request a UID for a package on a wiki
> page, starting at 30012 (fedora.us had 30000 - 30011)? Then, use the
> normal tools to create the user.

While I'm in favor of just having a registry rather than the added
complication of the wrapper tool, I'd really, really, really like to use a
different range, because those 30000-range UIDs already belong to people at
BU and it will make using Fedora a Vast Pain.

Since Extras is now "not a second class citizen", maybe we could use
something in the 100-499 numbers?

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
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