[Mageia-discuss] Automatic selection of uid and gid at installation

Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Sun Feb 20 02:54:13 CET 2011

On Saturday 19 February 2011, my mailbox was graced by a missive
 from Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws at hotkey.net.au> who wrote:

> The idea of sharing a /home partition between distros has other problems 
> besides accessing it, but some uniformity in the Linux world would be nice.
Another problem arises if you have several users on a system: unless you 
create them in the same order when installing the OS, the UIDs and GID will be 
a mess.

Up to now, the only solution is to do a chown for each home directory after 
the install to restore UIDs and GIDs to the "new" value.
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