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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] acct-*.eclass: Allow dynamic UID/GID assignment via -1
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 17:11:04
Message-Id: 20190807171054.80724-1-mgorny@gentoo.org
Allow a special value of '-1' to dynamically assign UID/GID for the user
or group.  This is intended to be used in overlays where proper
assignment does not take place but whose owners wish to switch to acct-*
packages.

While technically it is possible to choose a free UID/GID, it could be
taken afterwards by some Gentoo package and unnecessarily introduce
a conflict.  Using '999' was also suggested (as the first dynamic
UID/GID) but it would cause issues for people enabling
ACCT_*_ENFORCE_ID.  To avoid this, '-1' does not trigger collision
checks.

Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
---
 eclass/acct-group.eclass | 4 ++++
 eclass/acct-user.eclass  | 4 ++++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/eclass/acct-group.eclass b/eclass/acct-group.eclass
index 9eab00db690f..d5ccd209c9e3 100644
--- a/eclass/acct-group.eclass
+++ b/eclass/acct-group.eclass
@@ -59,6 +59,9 @@ readonly ACCT_GROUP_NAME
 # @DESCRIPTION:
 # Preferred GID for the new group.  This variable is obligatory, and its
 # value must be unique across all group packages.
+#
+# Overlays should set this to -1 to dynamically allocate GID.  Using -1
+# in ::gentoo is prohibited by policy.
 
 # @ECLASS-VARIABLE: ACCT_GROUP_ENFORCE_ID
 # @DESCRIPTION:
@@ -87,6 +90,7 @@ acct-group_pkg_pretend() {
 
 	# verify ACCT_GROUP_ID
 	[[ -n ${ACCT_GROUP_ID} ]] || die "Ebuild error: ACCT_GROUP_ID must be set!"
+	[[ ${ACCT_GROUP_ID} -eq -1 ]] && return
 	[[ ${ACCT_GROUP_ID} -ge 0 ]] || die "Ebuild errors: ACCT_GROUP_ID=${ACCT_GROUP_ID} invalid!"
 
 	# check for ACCT_GROUP_ID collisions early
diff --git a/eclass/acct-user.eclass b/eclass/acct-user.eclass
index 60009643c144..17a58e9126e4 100644
--- a/eclass/acct-user.eclass
+++ b/eclass/acct-user.eclass
@@ -67,6 +67,9 @@ readonly ACCT_USER_NAME
 # @DESCRIPTION:
 # Preferred UID for the new user.  This variable is obligatory, and its
 # value must be unique across all user packages.
+#
+# Overlays should set this to -1 to dynamically allocate GID.  Using -1
+# in ::gentoo is prohibited by policy.
 
 # @ECLASS-VARIABLE: ACCT_USER_ENFORCE_ID
 # @DESCRIPTION:
@@ -279,6 +282,7 @@ acct-user_pkg_pretend() {
 
 	# verify ACCT_USER_ID
 	[[ -n ${ACCT_USER_ID} ]] || die "Ebuild error: ACCT_USER_ID must be set!"
+	[[ ${ACCT_USER_ID} -eq -1 ]] && return
 	[[ ${ACCT_USER_ID} -ge 0 ]] || die "Ebuild errors: ACCT_USER_ID=${ACCT_USER_ID} invalid!"
 
 	# check for ACCT_USER_ID collisions early
-- 
2.23.0.rc1

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