[aur-general] list for reserverd UIDs for special system users

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Mon May 19 16:40:52 EDT 2008

On Mon, 19 May 2008, Roman Kyrylych wrote:

> 2008/5/19 Michael Krauss <hippodriver at gmx.net>:
>> On 19/05/08, Callan Barrett wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 12:40 AM, Michael Krauss
>>> <hippodriver at gmx.net> wrote:
>>>> On 18/05/08, Roman Kyrylych wrote:
>>>>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/UID_and_GID_list
>>>> dma now occupies 74:74.
>>> I don't think you're meant to actually edit this list are you? It's
>>> just for reference.
>> Maybe you are right, I don't know. There were two points why I
>> supposed editing is ok:
>> i)      The page isn't write protected.
>> ii)     If I am not allowed to add ids that I use, others aren't
>>        allowed too. That implies there may be packages out there that
>>        use unlisted ids. So using an unlisted id for my package to not
>>        interfere with other programs is useless. Finally this means
>>        the list isn't that important and could be ignored.
>>        But if it's not important, why not editing it myself ;-)
>> However, if you want my entries to be removed, simply delete them. I
>> promise to not adding them again in this case. Instead I would add
>> some voodoo to the dma.install script to make sure that the ids are not
>> used when installing the package. Unfortunately this won't prevent an
>> other subsequently installed package from reusing the ids.
> I'd say the best way for handling this situation is:
> * user posts a list of his/her packages that need uid/gid,
> * dev/tu decides which uid/gid number it should be and adds them
> * user modifies his/her packages to use the hardcoded uids/gids
> Note that it is not recommended to add new uids/gids below 100,
> unless it is some standard system package or a very popular one with
> the same uid/gid in every distro
> (something like that, you've got the idea, I guess).

I had forgotten to protect the page. I've reverted the changes that you 
made. Probably Roman's suggestion is the best way to get new uid/gid 
numbers added to the page.

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