Christian.Iseli(a)licr.org wrote :
> It is easy to create users with predictable uids and fedora-usermgmt offers a
> simple method doing this.
IIUC, fedora-usermgmt looks the ID up on some wiki page somewhere ?
So, you need a machine connected to the Internet.
I think it's a problem.
If you really want a fixed ID, why not hardcode it in the package itself ?
The fixed id is in the package itself (without the offset), which is why I
fail to see any reason to add a dependency on some custom user management
scripts when plain useradd/groupadd is sufficient.
There are two mixed discussions here :
- Should we rely on fedora-usermgmt from fedora.us to manage system users?
- Should some system users have fixed uid/gid pairs?
Those are two completely separate debates, to which I personally answer
"no" and "yes" respectively.
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