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Re: Chaging uid/gid at binary install

On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> Can we provide a pre-defined pkgsrc username/UID "range"?
> For example, if I set PKG_UID_RANGE=500-999 and install foo-1.2.3
> which needs user "_foo" which has pkgsrc UID index 50, pkg_add(8)
> will useradd(8) user "_foo" as 550 and chown files.
> Does this sound reasonable?

No!  This is because there is no way of knowing if any uid/gid or range
is really free or not.  E.g. what if uid 550 is already used?

The current way may be a pain but it works, moving to a system with fixed
uids like you suggested would cause a lot of problems.


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