On Sat, May 12, 2007 at 12:18:09PM +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
On Friday 11 May 2007, Axel Thimm wrote:
> "If you think that your package really requires allocation of global
> static uids/gids (because you need to hardwire these values into the
> binaries) then contact <the maintainer of "setup"? the fpc?
> and ask for such an allocation. Only very few packages require a
> global static uid/gid, so verify that you indeed need one before
> contacting <>".
Adding users/groups to the "setup" package in the distro is an upgrade
problem - /etc/passwd and friends will end up as *.rpmnew
That's everyday's Fedora setup, the first ever user you create already
modifies these, and how many users are really creating all users in
LDAP/NIS, I think in the Fedora world most are still on nss file
switch, so passwd/group are almost always user modified on each
We wouldn't change anything in today's procedures, we're just writing
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net