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Re: Pre-Depends for postgresql

On Sat, 2003-10-18 at 05:29, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 04:29:37AM -0400, David B Harris wrote:
> > On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 02:18:00 +0100
> > Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> > > Uid 31 is reserved forever (speaking as the base-passwd maintainer), but
> > > new installations of postgresql should have a uid in the system range,
> > > namely 100-999, as created by 'adduser --system'. See the changelog for
> > > base-passwd 3.5.0.
> > 
> > What for, out of curiosity? Just part of the "standard" range of 0-99?
> Ids in 0-99 that have once been allocated for a particular purpose are
> reserved for that purpose forever even if they're no longer created,
> because it's very difficult to deallocate a global static id once it's
> been installed on people's systems and packages have started using it
> for random files they create. This is one reason why it's much better to
> use dynamic ids where possible.

Sure, but why not have postgres use the gid and uid it has already been
statically allocated?

Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> <drew@debian.org>

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