Subject: Re: Package building questions...
To: None <>
From: Alistair G. Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/21/1999 21:35:53
> "Martin J. Laubach" wrote:
> > never do bulk builds, and would rather have the, say, amanda or postgres
> > package ask me instead of blindly trying to add a user.
>   Especially since addnerd will just pick the highest available user id,
> which might not be such a good idea, if you, for example, have a user
> "nobody" with an id of 32767 ...

Actually, there's code in addnerd to ignore the nobody id when calculating the
next available id (see the isnerd() function). Hubert says it 
doesn't work for him, and now you're saying the same thing, but it works fine 
for me. I guess I'll have to look at this sometime, as soon as my copious 
spare time permits.

Take care,