[Fedora-packaging] Re: Possible UsersAndGroupsDraft

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Fri Jun 15 07:29:43 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 12:41:43AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Tom spot Callaway (tcallawa at redhat.com) said: 
> > I'm not quite sure I'm ready to bring this to the FPC for a vote, but
> > I've been working on a modified version of Ville's draft:
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/TomCallaway/UsersAndGroupsDraft
> > 
> > While this is more complicated, I think it more adequately covers the
> > corner cases of adding users and groups. Thoughts?
> Seems overly complicated. I would rather just have useradd fail
> for system users if the user/group exists outside of the predetermined
> range.


> (And, yes, use static ids less than 500 for everything.)

No, please. Let's not violate the LSB for no good reason, and break
backwards compatibility to Fedora <= 7 in passing.

The only valid reason for static ids was to keep them the same across
a site network and we decided to allow the sysadmin to preoccupy the
uid/gid space with his local favourite mapping. See Ville's draft and
notes to it.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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