[Fedora-packaging] Users and groups -- the static alternative

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Thu Jul 26 08:07:35 UTC 2007

Le Mar 24 juillet 2007 21:34, Toshio Kuratomi a écrit :

> 2) Work with another distro to share the range of static uids.
> What do people think of this?  Will it cause pain for too many sites?
> Is it an acceptable cost to avoid having to debate dynamic vs static
> uids for every package review in the future?

+1 for finding interested contacts in other distros and just submit a
request to the LSB to have the static range expanded

You have to realise static UID scarcity is a big reason UIDs vary from
distro to distro - given UID shortage each distro priorises the
packages it cares most about and as a result the attribution choices

With a non-scarce range new UIDs and (and later historical UIDs) could
just nicely converge.

Nicolas Mailhot

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