[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Snort UID / GID

Arvid Ephraim Picciani aep at ibcsolutions.de
Fri Jul 18 16:27:53 EDT 2008

On Friday 18 July 2008 10:46:17 RedShift wrote:
> > I don't see why people have such an issue with creating UIDs/GIDs out
> > of the box. I don't have a problem with it, as long as we don't do it
> > on every flippin package under the sun. Is it possible to use 'nobody'
> > for snort, or is there a security risk there too?
> What if I want to run snort under for example "security_user". Now I have a
> cluttered passwd file due to the post-install script. And if I manually
> remove the snort user, the pre-remove will probably error out too.
> Glenn

What about just giving up this useless discussion with people who don't even 
agree on the base concept?

- They like the out of the box experience.
- They disrespect the upstream.
- They disrespect their own policies.
- They assume every user is a retard.
- They don't maintain production servers.
- This shit is continuing silently without notice anyway. 
I strongly believe that keeping the heat up here, just blocks arch from 
getting more "new" users and devs, which is what they obviously want, and at 
the same time doesn't really help us having working machines. I suggest doing 
what has to be done: fork. We need to unpatch packages localy anyway in order 
to make them work, so i suggest just uploading those packages to a common 

mit freundlichen Grüßen / best regards
Arvid Ephraim Picciani

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