Suggestion for CVS re GID's

James Iwanek chthon at
Thu Jun 26 05:42:36 PDT 2003

Jeremy Utley wrote:

> Hey guys -
> This one came up on LFS-Support earlier, and I thought that maybe it's
> something we should address here.
> The current CVS instructions create the user "lfs", without specifying a
> group for that user.  This causes useradd to default to gid "100".
> However, if no group is specified for GID 100, the glibc make check in
> chapter 5 WILL bail, every time.
> We should probably have a "groupadd -g 100 users" set up there, and warn
> the user that this may error, if the distro has already set up a gid
> 100.
> Just a suggestion.
> -J-

a very good suggestion indeed - if it causes glibc make check to bail, it
may also be an idea to add the group users to chapter 6 aswell
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