[Fedora-packaging] Re: Possible UsersAndGroupsDraft

Simo Sorce ssorce at redhat.com
Thu Jun 14 19:17:37 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 20:27 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:

> That's a different story, we can't chose that number, that's given by
> the FHS.

I know, it's a different (sad) story.

> > To be honest I think the username should always be configurable and
> > configuration be made by a config script run by the admin so that the
> > admin can take a conscious decision, but we are stuck with the fact that
> > rpm "owns" file (-V) and that it can't be interactive.
> You mean to choose at installtion time that httpd is not using the
> user apache but say Donald? What about all the other packages that
> make their bits owned by apache then? How would these packages know
> what the base package is using for users and groups?

The package need to provide this information, it's not difficult to do,
just put the user in a config file (you have to anyway) so that the
other packages can see it.


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