[Adduser-devel] Bug#425426: Bug#425426: allow creation of user accounts with dublicate uid

Nico Golde nion at debian.org
Mon May 21 17:32:25 UTC 2007

* Stephen Gran <sgran at debian.org> [2007-05-21 19:24]:
> This one time, at band camp, Nico Golde said:
> > Hi,
> > a command line switch like -o in useradd would be nice.
> Why do you want this?  It might be possible to do, but it means a fair
> amount of bending over backwards to force tools to do the wrong thing,
> and I'm really not inclined to do that unless there is a compelling
> reason.

Why not? If you want to have a second root user without 
password, homedirectory and login shell you need it. And I 
mean technically there is no problem with that. In some 
cases you can't use root for a specific task and you don't 
want to use suid 0 binaries cause they might be exploited by 
other users. And I mean useradd enables this, why not then?
Kind regards
Nico Golde - http://ngolde.de - nion at jabber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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