UID conflict: Both database/firebird and net/quagga apeear to use UID 90

Tillman Hodgson tillman at seekingfire.com
Mon Jan 12 14:10:03 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 08:59:09AM +1100, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 01:38:06PM -0600, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 10:34:50AM -0600, Pete Fritchman wrote:
> > > If we keep all the UIDs documented there, we should'd have the problem of
> > > people adding a new port with a duplicate UID.  I'm sure there are a ton
> > > of ports that add users with UIDs that are _not_ documented there; we
> > > should probably fix that as we come across them.
> > 
> > There should be a way to automatically catch that. Perhaps a post-build
> > checksum against /etc/master.passwd and /etc/group on an automated
> > ports-building box.
> There is. Well, UIDs allocated. In the porters manual there is a
> list of UIDs (chapter 15.11). The first one in there wins!

To clarify, I meant that there should be a way to automatically catch
the ports that /don't/ follow that process. It could be added as one of
the build checks for the automatic port building machines.


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