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Re: The story behind UPG and umask.

This one time, at band camp, Michael Banck said:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:09:35PM +0200, C. Gatzemeier wrote:
> > 3) UID==GID was questioned to be a requrement, probably because it was
> >    seen that it isn't be enforced, but it can be of great help if you
> >    are looking at a filesystem (removable drive) without knowing the
> >    corresponding passwd/groups file.
> > 
> >    So maybe it is sane that UID==GID is a requirement, and its only an
> >    adduser bug when it does not skip IDs that have been taken by non
> >    UPG groups when creating users, and thus does not deliver that
> >    requirement.
> I think it is not sane to make this a requirement for UPG, but it would probably
> be sufficient proof of UPG.
> Seems worthwhile to change adduser how you suggest to me, is there a bug
> filed to this end?

adduser has had bugs filed in the past asking for uid to be equal to gid
by default, and I have so far rejected them as not worth the complexity
for the aesthetic pleasure of having numbers match.  Is there some
problem with username == primary group name?

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