On Saturday 12 May 2007, Axel Thimm wrote:
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
We wouldn't change anything in today's procedures, we're
Note that your phrasing above mentions contacting the maintainer of the setup
package. This implies to me as if adding users/groups to the distro setup
package would be a possibility. That's certainly not today's procedure -
there has been no user additions to /etc/passwd since RHL 6.2 (maybe even
earlier?), and only the "lock" group was added to /etc/group in 7.2,
otherwise no new groups in it since RHL 6.2 either.