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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Sat Jul 2 05:05:45 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 22:35 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> 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?

In standard configurations, this also avoid these accounts infecting
yppasswd uid-space (The standard yp config in Fedora use MINUID=500)


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