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

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon May 14 18:30:20 UTC 2007

Axel Thimm (Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net) said: 
> Can we assume that the uid/gids < 100 were always considered sacred to
> the users, e.g. only to be set/modified by the vendor and not misused
> for local purposes? In other words, can we assume that these uid/gid
> are under the authority of the "setup" package?

Yes, absolutely.

> If we can answer this with yes (which IMHO we should), then we can
> have "setup" upgrade passwd/group by removing all uid/gid < 100 in the
> files found on the system and insert its fresh ones. This would not
> only solve the issues at hand, but is an important mechanism to have
> in place for the "setup" package in general.

No, you can't. No prereqs allowed that early in the transaction.


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