who installs LFS root/user

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at highos.com
Tue Oct 10 05:16:56 PDT 2000


On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 02:45:43PM +0200, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > new user for each package..would be having alot of users on my
> > system(s).
> So what? Having 100 more users doesn't hurt the system. Even with 16bit 
> signed UIDs there are over 32000 possible users and I think Linux uses 
> 32bit UIDs. Again, I can only take my university as an example. There are 
> many more students than I'm ever going to install packages and it seems to 
> work fine. Are there any speed penalties I don't know about when adding 
> more users (except for a few more microseconds when parsing /etc/passwd)?

*yawn* I never said it would hurt a system, and neither did i mean that.

For me, that's is wayyy to complicated (and alot of users too would find

But, i'm not dismissing your idea, on the contrary..

Just my CND$0.02

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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