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Re: System user groups



On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 10:56:51AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 02:26:48PM +1100, Paul Hampson wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 11:42:22AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > It's not critical. If you're sharing user IDs between boxes you should
> > > be setting that up as early as possible anyway. It's certainly a bug
> > > that it doesn't use 'addgroup --system', but I think you're overreacting
> > > with the severity. You can always renumber the users.
> > 
> > Surely it's serious though (policy violation, 10.2.2)?
> > "Packages which need a user or group, but can have this user or group
> > allocated dynamically and differently on each system, should use adduser
> > --system to create the group and/or user."
> 
> "should" -> not serious. See the very beginning of that document.

Ah, yes. :-)

"SHOULD    Only when Marketing insists." -- RFC 2549

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