[Fedora-packaging] Re: Second user/group handling draft

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Fri May 11 12:18:22 UTC 2007

On 11.05.2007 14:04, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 01:40:21PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> So I'm trying it in a different way: say I'm a sysadmin and I want to
>> have the same static UIDs and GIDs on all my systems for *all* Fedora
>> packages that create UIDs or GIDs during install. I need a list of
>> groupnames and usernames such packages might create to prepare a
>> modified setup package.
> I understand, I thought you wanted to have an official registry for
> uid/gid mappings, but you just want to know which user/groups exist at
> all.


> [...]
> But maybe the following can make you happy: A script that greps
> through the CVS and extracts these for you automatically.

If that works: sure. But we should not force sysadmins to download the
whole cvs and run such a script -- we instead should autogenerate and
upload it somewhere IMHO.

> But that's not something we would mention in the guidelines.



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