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

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Tue Sep 6 22:45:51 UTC 2005

thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net (Matthias Saou) writes:

>> This does not solve the problem that users will have different UIDs
>> on different machines.
> Regarding fixed uid/gid pairs, I fail to see where fedora-usermgmt
> improves anything over a default useradd/groupadd. If it's the
> configurable offset, then it's the opposite : It brings back the
> possibility of having different uid/gid pairs on differently configured
> machines...
> ...or am I missing something?

Yes... you can configure different machines in the same way (e.g. with
cfengine or a custom 'setup(fedora-usermgmt)' package in the local
repository which provides common base[ug]id files).

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