[Fedora-packaging] packages which add user accounts: is fedora-usermgmt the way?
mattdm at mattdm.org
Mon Jul 4 16:54:10 UTC 2005
On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 06:31:42PM +0200, Christian.Iseli at licr.org wrote:
> mattdm at mattdm.org said:
> > And that we should have a registry of standard fixed UIDs within that range,
> > right?
> That's the part I don't understand: why a global registry ?
So that multiple systems have the same ids. Or so that if you do a
reinstall, your files have the same owners.
> Isn't the point of adding local UIDs to get a kind of macro thing, i.e. what
> is standard is the name, which should be the same on all machines, but nobody
> cares what the actual UID is ?
The filesystem cares. Therefore, we have to.
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