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Bug 823732

Summary: sys-apps/systemd: UIDs and GID above 60000 are not usable for system accounts
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Ulrich Müller <ulm>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo systemd Team <systemd>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: flow, pacho, qa
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2021-11-14 15:21:51 UTC
See URL. We're short on IDs in the low range with the range below 500 almost completely filled.

On the medium to long term, this issue should be fixed, presumably by making it configurable. (For example, use UID_MIN and UID_MAX from /etc/login.defs to determine what are user accounts?)
Comment 1 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2021-11-14 16:25:08 UTC
From #gentoo-qa:

<floppym> Most of the issues I found are greater restrictions placed on system users. We could probably get away with running services as non-system users.
<floppym> I'm thinking we follow this sequence: 1. Open up a wider range of ids < 1000. 2. Expand to a new range somewhere above 60000. 3. Patch systemd if #2 causes real problems reported by users.
<ulm> yeah, that wfm