[Adduser-devel] Bug#453086: Bug#453086: adduser --system --group should ensure uid==gid

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Tue Nov 27 22:59:58 UTC 2007

This one time, at band camp, Ian Jackson said:
> Stephen Gran writes ("Re: [Adduser-devel] Bug#453086: adduser --system --group should ensure uid==gid"):
> It doesn't cause any trouble for the computers.  But uid==gid is much
> easier for humans - it makes life less error-prone because you only
> have to remember one id which applies everywhere.  It's already the
> case for non-system users.

It's certainly not the case on many systems I admin, where there is a
mix of users with their own group, some in group users, and so on.  They
quickly get to an unmatched stated on a complex system.  

But at any rate, the argument is largely due to aesthetics.  I can
understand that, but I'm not convinced it's a good idea or worth the
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