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

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Fri May 11 12:32:57 UTC 2007

On 11.05.2007 14:16, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> writes:
>> 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.
>> So we need to have a kind of list like this somewhere:
>> ||package||groupname||username||
>> ||clamav||clamavfoo||clamavbar||
>> ||zaptel||zaptelfoo||zaptelbar||
> Such a list exists already:
>   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageUserRegistry

It misses username and groupname -- those would be needed for the
proposed solution. And the list only contains packages that use

> [...]
> Using wrappers like 'fedora-usermgmt' will make life of admins easier
> because they have to configure their system only once instead of updating
> their 'setup' package regularly.

Maybe. But it seems it made lots of people really unhappy, so something
is wrong somewhere.

/me prefers not to comment more then the above -- I leave the user/group
handling stuff to the packaging committee and trust it to make a good


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