[aur-general] Prefered way to create users/groups and handle files ownership

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sun Jan 26 08:15:01 EST 2014

Maxime Gauduin wrote:

>The reason why permissions should be set in the PKGBUILD is because that
>way pacman can track them. Then it's up to the maintainer to choose
>UIDs/GIDs that do not conflict with official packages, and to the user to
>check that they don't already use that particular UID/GID ,before
>installing an AUR package.

I just want to add that I think hard-coding UIDs and GIDs is a very bad idea.
I would expect them to vary across systems.

No, I do not have a better suggestion.


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