Starting user UIDs at 1000 - please check your packages

Miloslav Trmač mitr at
Fri Jul 22 18:40:10 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Garrett Holmstrom
<gholms at> wrote:
> On 2011-07-20 9:18, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Benjamin Lewis<ben.lewis at>  wrote:
>>> 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 was under the impression that few users edit login.defs.  Won't a
> package update replace it when it hasn't been manually changed?
You're right, of course.  I don't know how I could have not noticed
this.  Luckily we can achieve the same effect using scriptlets

Thanks for pointing this out.

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