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

Nicolas Mailhot Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net
Wed Jul 6 18:32:15 UTC 2005

Le mercredi 06 juillet 2005 à 11:16 -0700, Michael A. Peters a écrit :

> Follow the FHS - below 100 reserved for vendor, 100-499 for system
> accounts not specified by vendor, 500 and above for user accounts.
> That works now, and no registry (which needs maintenance) is needed.

That does not work at all now.
100 numbers is way too little for vendor.
A big reasons UIDs are not the same across distros for example is they
need to manage this sparse resource, so they can not preallocate an UID
when it's used in another distro - they have to reserve this space to
the main products they ship. Even if after a few years the same product
is adopted by everyone, each distro will by then have reallocated a
different hole in its 100 range to it.

Nicolas Mailhot
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