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

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Mon Jul 4 16:20:06 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 07:57:55AM +0200, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> The count of 200 free UIDs seems to be a little bit low for me; almost
> every package with a daemon will require an own user so we will fill the
> claimed 300-499 space in a few years.
> Or -- why do not we take the 500-999 area and let normal users begin at
> 1000 (latter is already the case e.g. in Debian)? There the same situation
> will arise: there might be conflicts with existing installations (like
> with the 300-499 or any other fixed range), but as Seth says: "Change your
> uid and chown all your files.  This is the nature of legacy."

We can start with 300-499 now, and then move the default minuid to 1000 in
Fedora Core sometime later, with a warning that ids < 500 will become system
ids in some future release, and then finally at some point in the future,
make that change.

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