LSB Users & Groups
Okay, I must take the credit, or blame for the LSB's initial Users & Groups
section and its maintenance. :-) In December of 1999 I took the action item
to investigate users & groups APIs, commands, user names, group names, uids, &
>From that list we sorted out what was to be standardized and what was to be left
out. The LSB's ABI and command tables were updated accordingly, then the rest
was discussed at workgroup & telephone conference meetings, and via email.
We should all agree that root=0, and systems require the "bin" and "daemon"
mnemonic user and group names. In retrospect, I guess if few programs/services
are hardcoding 1, then they are wrong and specifying bin or daemon equal to 1
would be worse. :-)
I agree that our processes need to be more systematic and/or precise. We will
fix this ASAP and run "bin=1" and tty(1) through the process.
I appreciate everyone's constructive participation.
George Kraft IV
Senior Software Engineer
IBM Linux Technology Center
Chair of the LSB