[Adduser-devel] Bug#640651: please set default FIRST_SYSTEM_UID=1 and FIRST_SYSTEM_GID=1

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Fri Jun 27 04:18:13 UTC 2014

Le Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 12:19:00PM +0100, Marc Haber a écrit :
> On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 07:17:21AM +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> > Please set the defaults
> > 
> > 
> > in /etc/adduser.conf to avoid conflicts in existing environments
> > when running debian-installer.
> This would, IMO, conflict with Debian Policy 9.2.2, which is more
> important for Debian than adapting to existing environments.
> I see your issue, but that would better be solved with a possibility
> to tell the installer to change these variables.

Le Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 03:31:01PM +0100, Harald Dunkel a écrit :
> Some debconf menu for adduser to be run before the first
> "dynamic UID/GID" package is installed would be fine.
> Since all packages adding UIDs/GIDs should depend upon
> adduser this could actually work.

Hello everybody,

I just ran in the same issue and I agree with Marc that the best solution would
be to change adduser so that these values can be preseeded.

I will unfortunately not be able to write a patch, but I nevertheless send this
message to show that there is at least one more person who would be interested
in having this functionality.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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