[Fedora-packaging] Re: Possible UsersAndGroupsDraft

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Jun 15 13:50:58 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 09:38 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Like Bill wrote, have useradd -r bail out if the uid is outside the
> range.
> But the range is fixed, 0-99 for static ids, 100-499 for dynamic ones,
> 500-... for users. If you touch this (e.g. extend to 1000) you break a
> lot of stuff like user homes.

I'm not opposed to this. Now, someone needs to figure out how.

> I vote for Ville's draft with a plea to the useradd maintainer to make
> useradd -r fail if the result is that the uid/gid is not in the system
> range. And also have the %pre script miseably fail to wake up the
> sysadmin ("Hugh, we have a user called Gopher?"). 

The last part is not going to work. %pre can never fail, it will break a
transaction in unfortunate ways. Useradd can fail, but we need to
silently mask it. Output from %pre is not useful in a kickstart


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