Preparing for F16 / uid/gid limit
fropeter at online.no
Sat Nov 5 17:00:24 UTC 2011
In preparation for F16, I wonder what the best approach to handling the
new uid/gid limit is. I'm not upgrading, so the new limit will be in
effect after installing the new Fedora.
I always keep the old version for at least the duration of the next
release cycle, so I can go back in case of trouble. I keep all user
created data on a separate partition that I mount and then symlink
directories into the filesystem (e.g. ~/work, firefox/thunderbird
profiles), but have a separate /home/[username] for each version of
Fedora. (Just in case some user settings might change in incompatible
ways. Ref F14-F15)
The change is in raising the limit, but are there actually accounts
created in the range between the old and the new limit when installing,
or can I just change back the uid/gid numbers and the limit in
The other option would be to change uid/gid for all files and modify F15
accordingly. Would this require me to change more than uid/gid for all
the files and user accounts?
I guess 'chown -R newUID:newGID ~/*' would be the wrong way to do this,
if there are files with other values for oldUID/oldGID?
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