Starting user UIDs at 1000 - please check your packages
rwheeler at redhat.com
Wed Jul 20 16:24:09 UTC 2011
On 07/20/2011 12:18 PM, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Benjamin Lewis<ben.lewis at benl.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 07/20/2011 04:07 PM, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Fedora 16 will start user UIDs and GIDs at 1000 instead of 500.
>>> Unfortunately some packages need to know the boundary, and usually
>>> hard-code it. I have checked the most common packages, but I can't
>>> check all 10 thousand packages, and I your help with this.
>> Out of curiosity, how does this affect existing systems which have human
>> UIDs of 500, 501, etc..?
>> Do they suddenly become system UIDs or is login.defs left alone then
>> (and consequently no change happens)?
> login.defs is %config(noreplace), so nothing is changed for existing systems.
I normally build systems with (at least!) a separate /boot, / and /home. This
lets me do a full install, blow away old fedora system partitions and not lose
any user data.
Since that puts down a pristine F16 image, does that mean we need to chown all
of the user files that survive in a separate partition?
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