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Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch

* Stephen Frost (sfrost@snowman.net) [051026 20:46]:
> Additionally, this is *not* a problem with the orphaning of the file,
> it's a problem with the reuse of a previously-used uid.  I could see
> adding a system to track previously-used uids and not reusing them.  I
> don't believe using passwd for that (and keeping unused accounts in
> passwd/shadow/group/gshadow/etc) is appropriate.  It would seem enough
> to me, at least, to keep an ever-increasing counter where the current
> value is the next available uid.  This could be reset if it reaches the
> max, or an error presented to the user about it or some such.

Well, I could see us to build such a system. But this system isn't there
- and IMHO the next working way to prevent uids of being reused is to
keep the account in question (perhaps locked etc, as suggested

Anything else is IMHO plainly broken.


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