[Fedora-packaging] Re: User IDs in Core packages?

Sarantis Paskalis paskalis at di.uoa.gr
Thu Feb 1 13:17:50 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:03:19PM +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:18:52PM +0200, Sarantis Paskalis wrote:
> > Is there any recommendation for mandating/enforcing/changing etc. user 
> > IDs in (previously) Core packages?  There are some rpm packages in the 
> > upcomming merge that hardcode a specific UID in the specfile to use (I 
> > was looking at privoxy, which hardcodes the number 73).
> Hardcoding is OK, if the user/group has made it into the official list
> which is /usr/share/doc/setup-*/uidgid. In there privoxy has indeed
> the uid/gid of 73.

Thanks for the pointer.  I didn't know its existence.  One issue that 
arises now is whether a merge of 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageUserRegistry and this file
(/usr/share/doc/setup-*/uidgid) is to be considered.


-- Sarantis

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