Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Barry Shaw <baz@×××××××××××××××.nz>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] enewgroup and enewuser suggestion
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 20:59:32
1 A while back I asked about reserved UIDs and GIDs and Mike mentioned
2 that there was something in the works:
4 > ive worked out the details with nick about portage support i just
5 > havent passed it on to a few core people for comments so that i
6 > can write the GLEP
7 > -mike
9 The recent CVS upgrade brought this up again as it adds a new group and
10 user 'cvs' using enewgroup and enewuser (the UID and GID are selected
11 based on the next one available).
13 Given the fact that sites with large user bases will often have many
14 UIDs/GIDs that aren't continuous, it would be a good idea if these
15 functions were coded to check for the existence of a file that contained
16 reserved (or allowed) ranges of UIDs/GIDs. This would allow maximum
17 generality in portage, whilst giving end users maximum flexibility.
19 I'm willing to code this if its deemed a useful idea.
21 Baz
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Re: [gentoo-dev] enewgroup and enewuser suggestion rob@××××××××.uk
Re: [gentoo-dev] enewgroup and enewuser suggestion Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>