User IDs and Group IDs

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at
Tue Nov 22 15:09:52 PST 2005

On 11/22/05, Gerard Beekmans <gerard at> wrote:
> Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> > With the scheme I mentioned, they would not be hard coding the UID/GID at all.
> That one comes down to a preference I suppose. I don't like these
> "dynamics" IDs where things are different every time I install a system,
> depending on which order things happen to be installed.

Agreed. But for the *LFS books, it is good to have instructions that
work for most users irrespective of their setup. Hard coding the
UID/GID would break in more scenarios than the scheme I mentioned.

Tushar Teredesai
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