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

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Mon Jul 4 13:27:48 UTC 2005

On Jul  3, 2005, Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 04:42:40PM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> 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.

> How long ago was that? If I remember right, the default start number in Red
> Hat Linux 4.2 was 500....

That's no use if you created the userbase on say SunOS 4.0.

> But anyway, there's not enough room below 100, so something has to give.

Which is exactly why making it configurable is a good idea IMHO.

Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
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