#11828 HIGH 12.1.0: olpc UID has changed in 12.1.0

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Mon May 14 11:08:11 EDT 2012

#11828: olpc UID has changed in 12.1.0
           Reporter:  pgf     |       Owner:  dsd                              
               Type:  defect  |      Status:  new                              
           Priority:  high    |   Milestone:  12.1.0                           
          Component:  distro  |     Version:  Development build as of this date
         Resolution:          |    Keywords:                                   
        Next_action:  design  |    Verified:  0                                
Deployment_affected:          |   Blockedby:                                   
           Blocking:          |  

Comment(by pgf):

 if this were a "real" laptop i would have to say we should 'sed -i
 s/1000/500 /etc/passwd, not chowning the contents of /home/olpc.  changing
 a user's uid is kind of unfriendly, and if we're preserving the users
 content, we should preserve their identity as well.

 but i suppose chowning is the right solution for us.

 (i got hit with this at home too -- suddenly the gnome login screen
 doesn't offer "pgf" as a login choice, because it's no longer in the
 "right" range, so i have to select "other" and type the username to log
 in.  it was really a poor decision to change the system account threshold
 that way.)

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11828#comment:5>
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