jeremy at jutley.org
Sat Apr 23 08:47:36 PDT 2005
Randy McMurchy wrote:
>Discussion has turned to assigning UID's and GID's to specific users
>and groups. Is this really necessary?
>I know I won't follow any prescribed method of assigning UID/GID's
>as I have already a system I use. Should BLFS really be in the
>business of assigning UID's and GID's, or should that be best left
>to the builder, who is building his own system?
>Your distro, your rules. But we say do it this way.
>Shouldn't we leave it up to the builder to assign his UID/GID
The problem is, if the book, as it is currently written, is followed,
then system users & groups will be created as non-system. To bypass
that, we need to assign them a UID/GID. So, the discussion comes to
what UID/GID should we assign?
I have my own system of doing so as well, so what? I can easily
continue my own system, so can you. But, standardizing things for the
book is not a bad thing.
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