[arch-general] list of user/group ids supplied by official packages

David J. Haines djhaines at gmx.com
Mon Jan 5 19:33:20 UTC 2015

This is related to / mirroring the functionality of the -r switch of
useradd, which populates (at least as configured in the shadow package
provided by Arch) from 999 downward.

On Fri, Jan 02, 2015 at 01:17:25PM -0600, Troy Engel wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Oliver Temlin <temlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It's actually meant to be that way. The systemd-sysusers service allocates ids from 999 downwards.
> *nod* talking to falconindy about it more and trying to read the
> systemd code, during ./configure it reads /etc/login.defs and uses
> either the SYS_UID_MAX or 999 if that's missing (or a cli option). The
> list of users it creates is in systemd-remote.conf[1] but then I was
> confused as it seems that out of the 3 currently listed there one
> (systemd-journal-gateway) *has* to be created by the packaging first
> (I found a bug report for the same thing in both Arch & RHEL - RHEL
> .spec also creates this user like Arch) but the other two do not.
> *shrug*
> -te
> [1] https://github.com/systemd/systemd/blob/master/sysusers.d/systemd-remote.conf

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