Subject: Re: Package building questions...
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/22/1999 01:45:09
On Sun, 21 Feb 1999, Rene Hexel 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 ...

Cool, let's ask people questions on what UIDs they want to have. How about
changing addnerd to chose the lowest UID over a certain lowest limit
instead, so you get e.g. UIDs from 1000 up? Looks far more sane to me, and
fixes two problems.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>