[Grml] Re: config id used in grml-rebuildfstab

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Fri Oct 27 13:11:08 CEST 2006

* Erich Minderlein <erminderlein at locoware.de> [20061027 12:58]:

> When I install a regular debian sarge 
> I am induced to enter a non root user to receive certain mails etc.
> This user has then uid 1000 gid 1000. 

Yes, that's the user 'grml' by default on grml. If you are running
grml2hd it's the username you provided (something like a global "sed
s/grml/$USER/" is executed for the relevant files).

> Since converting old PCs to debian sarge now I own 3 (three)
> installations where this is my identity and I use it for my regular
> work. For a new notebook, which does not work with sarge, I choose to
> use grml, and have not yet come to the point of installing my user
> account. 
> I have this for purposes like NIS and nfs and I use it for nfs. 
> this habit should be taken into account

> An user like  grml-rebuildfstab who is doing system work should not have
> an uid gid in the normal user range, but in the range 1-999 

"An user like grml-rebuildfstab who is doing system work"?!
grml-rebuildfstab is just a command, not a user.

The user with UID 1000 is the one you have control about when
installing grml (same as on plain Debian). If you do not want to use
the user at all just deactivate the user account and add another
user who automatically get's an UID greater than 1000 then.

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