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Re: Pre-Depends for postgresql

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 01:23:30AM -0400, Joe Drew wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-10-18 at 05:29, Colin Watson wrote:
> > 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?

postgres should never have been statically allocated in the first place,
and it shouldn't be in the default passwd and group files. It was
therefore removed from those default files once postgresql became
capable of allocating a uid and gid for itself.

The 0-99 range should really only contain users and groups which must


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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