On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 22:35 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 06:51:50PM -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway
> - Reserve a UID for a package to use.
> - Add 30000 to that UID.
> Why don't we just have packagers request a UID for a package on a wiki
> page, starting at 30012 (fedora.us had 30000 - 30011)? Then, use the
> normal tools to create the user.
While I'm in favor of just having a registry rather than the added
complication of the wrapper tool, I'd really, really, really like to use a
different range, because those 30000-range UIDs already belong to people at
BU and it will make using Fedora a Vast Pain.
Since Extras is now "not a second class citizen", maybe we could use
something in the 100-499 numbers?
In standard configurations, this also avoid these accounts infecting
yppasswd uid-space (The standard yp config in Fedora use MINUID=500)