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

Christian.Iseli at licr.org Christian.Iseli at licr.org
Wed Jul 6 12:13:59 UTC 2005

mattdm at mattdm.org said:
> I often upgrade by preserving /home and a few key config files but wiping the
> system disk. Much faster than the anaconda upgrade option, with cleaner
> results. But if I do that, and the UIDs used by packages at install time
> change, there will be mis-owned files on the system. 

Why is /etc/passwd not included in your "and a few key config files" ?

I'm not saying the current situation is ideal.  I'm saying I'd rather have 
anaconda preserve existing system account UIDs and/or use those from the 
local LDAP/NIS/whatever, than a centralized fixed UIDs assignation...


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