[aur-general] Assigning Numbers to User and Group

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Oct 14 01:52:46 EDT 2010

On 14/10/10 05:18, Steve Holmes wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 03:07:45AM +0200, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
>> Make sure the user and group IDs don't conflict with those in the UID /
>> GID Database [1].
>> [1] http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:UID_/_GID_Database
> Thanks for the reference.  I got a referal to that earlier in the
> day.  What I wonder though is how we are supposed to clear these new
> IDs so someone else doesn't use it too.  I understand it is difficult
> or impossible to update this list.  Example: I might take user 111 and
> group 111 but there's no way for some other package developer to try
> and use the same ones in his or her project.  I guess as long as those
> two packages don't end up on the system, no harm, no fowel:).

Is it important that the UID/GID are well-known, i.e. are the same on all
systems, that would be the case if they are hardcoded somewhere in the code?

If that isn't the case then just create the UID/GID as system accounts


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