On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 16:47 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
Is there an official policy for what packages that add users for
processes to run as ought to do? I notice the recent clamav package still
uses fedora-usrmgmt, but I can't find any reference to that in the current
wiki, and that package still has the obsolete fedora.us wiki as its URL.
What's the Right Thing here?
It seems like all fedora-usermgmt was doing is as follows:
- Reserve a UID for a package to use.
- Add 30000 to that UID.
Why don't we just have packagers request a UID for a package on a wiki
page, starting at 30012 (fedora.us had 30000 - 30011)? Then, use the
normal tools to create the user.
Alternately, we could just keep using fedora-usermgmt. I'd assume it
made its way into the FE repo, since clamav is using it? We just need to
migrate the wiki pages.
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