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Re: rename fedora-usermgmt?

On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 06:47:41PM -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 3/4/07, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath redhat com> wrote:
> >Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> >> Once upon a time Sunday 04 March 2007, Mike McGrath wrote:
> >>
> >>> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi
> >>>>
> >>>> I see fedora-usermgmt has been made available for EPEL. That is
> >>>> probably going to cause some confusion. Maybe rename it into
> >>>> system-usermgmt or something more distribution neutral. The other
> >>>> packages except for fedora-ds-base are all indeed specific to Fedora.
> >>>>
> >>>> Rahul
> >>>>
> >>> Why don't we just remove it?
> >>>
> >> Mike, i know you hate it :) but alot of packages use it.
> >>
> >
> >More packages don't use it and no packages in RHEL use it.  I'll stop
> >now, I don't want to be "that guy" :-D
> >
> Can I be that guy. Personally I think F-U-M has caused me more
> problems moving apps over into an enterprise environment. Trying to
> get packages installed before LDAP is up etc and having to deal with
> oh look clamav is now the same as Johnny the Hacker.

FWIW I hate it, too, anyone here around with other feelings for that?
Maybe we're all "that guy" ;)

Anyway please kill and *ban* it, we should endorse using that mechanism.

If an application really needs a fixed uid/gid let's provide it one
and let's fix the uid/gid 100-499 space being eaten from low to high
(high to low would be 1000x better) which is dangling for years. If
non-fixed system account had been assigned 499 lowwards then we'd have
now space to extend to say uid/gid 200 ...

I think I somewhere have an old bugzilla against it, lemme see
... here:


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