[Adduser-devel] Bug#344824: --firstuid should be usable with --system, but it is silently ignored

Max Bowsher maxb1 at ukf.net
Mon Dec 26 16:53:04 UTC 2005

Package: adduser
Version: 3.80

Currently, --firstuid (and --lastuid) are silently ignored when used
with the --system option:

maxb at sanpietro:~$ sudo adduser --system --firstuid 200 test1
Adding system user `test1'...
Adding new user `test1' (102) with group `nogroup'.

^^ UID 102 was allocated instead of 200 or something greater.

The help doesn't mention any use of --firstuid with --system, but this
would be useful to allow local non-human users, to be created in a
separate uid range to the system users created by Debian packages.


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