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

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Sun Jul 3 23:02:31 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 16:42 -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jul  3, 2005, "Tom 'spot' Callaway" <tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:
> > I vote we stay below 500. My FC4 box seems to start at 500 for new UIDs.
> > Starting at 300 seems sensible, to give FC some room. 
> Erhm...  But what about all those existing user bases introduced when
> only the range below 100 was reserved?  My uid at the uni has been 404
> since 1991.  FWIW, it wasn't an HTTP error code back then, to the best
> of my knowledge; it was just the number right after 403.

Yes - and I had users who had uid's of 10 b/c they started out on ultrix
and sunos.

sucks to be in that situation. Change your uid and chown all your files.
This is the nature of legacy. At some point it has to change.


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