Project Talk:Quality Assurance/UID GID Assignment

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In groups, 65534:portage should be 65534:nobody. Petteyg (talk) 12:29, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, fixed now. Michał Górny (talk) 12:41, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Why is it a good idea to check other distributions, and why only Arch/Red Hat?

The page says:

"Other distribution have similar databases. It is probably a good idea to look them up as reference if a particular user/group has no established UID/GID in Gentoo."

Why is it a good idea? Does this not limit Gentoo to what it can find in other distros? Also why are only Arch, Red Hat, and Fedora listed? The world of Linux is much larger than three distros.

I have read GLEP 81; this dependency on outside distros was not explained there, so I ask here. Spork kitty (talk) 00:50, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

It's a good idea because it allows us to avoid unnecessary incompatibility. We still do assign UIDs/GIDs that aren't assigned in other distros, just try to avoid collisions. The three distros are listed because we were able to find UID/GID assignments there; if you know more distros having database for that, feel free to request adding them. Michał Górny (talk) 06:45, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. I'll see if I can dig up some info from other distros. Spork kitty (talk) 01:27, 15 August 2019 (UTC)