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Re: Bug#581434: UPG and the default umask

Quoth Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>, on 2010-05-15 14:40:05 -0700:
> You don't need to detect UPG setups with 100% reliability; you can
> just do the following:
> 1. If there a possibility of this being a UPG setup:
>    2. If this user's group has the same name and GID as the user's name and UID:

Hrmbl.  I have existing Debian systems that use UPG with UIDs and GIDs
decidedly non-matching.  It only takes one extra addgroup without a
corresponding adduser in the default configuration to make the IDs go
out of sync, I think---or at least that's what I've observed with both
lenny and current sid.  I kind of doubt testing numeric ID equivalence
between those two namespaces is a good idea.

   ---> Drake Wilson

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