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Re: remove fedora-usermgmt?



On Thu, 8 Mar 2007 18:10:00 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:

> It's not about a beauty contest, it's about whether this is something
> we want to see being tuned like that at all.

So far there is no alternative. Perhaps we could use the core+extras
merge to start a global fedora uid/gid registry finally?

> I wonder how many of the
> packagers making use of fedora-usermgmt are really aware that they are
> not really creating predictable uids/gids?

If not 100%, then the review process has failed. The packagers have
registered their uid/gid (from 1 to 34 so far, imagine that!) at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageUserRegistry and apparently have
never examined/verified their packages.

> And how many of them do
> rely on this feature and are falsely deceived?

Without running into any symptoms? As in requesting uid 25, but
getting 325 and not noticing it? ;)
 
> If your package works with plain useradd -r, that's OK, the use
> that. If not, then fedora-usermgmt does *not* save your day. Even
> worse: It may look localy as if it does and when deployed to users
> your package will boom.

I agree with the first part, although it does not even try to achieve
what fedora-usermgmt attempts at. But default fedora-useradd is
just like plain useradd, so no "boom".


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