[Adduser-devel] Bug#440801: Bug#440801: adduser: Option --firstuid no longer applied to GID's of new users' user group

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Tue Sep 4 11:13:40 UTC 2007

This one time, at band camp, George Karaolides said:
> In previous Debian releases the commandline option --firstuid was also
> applied to the GID of the user group for a newly created user (where
> USERGROUPS=yes) as well as to the user's UID.
> In Debian Etch, --firstuid applies only to the user's UID.  The first
> GID for user groups can only be set from the configuration file
> parameter FIRST_GID.
> This is inconvenient in systems where the administrator routinely
> creates users with user groups which they wish to keep in different
> UID/GID ranges.

In my mind they are semantically different, but I see that overloading
--firstuid is helpful is cases where usergroups are used.  How about we
just catch that case, and otherwise fall back to firstgid ?

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