On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 09:53:46AM -0400, Brian Evans wrote: > What significance will such numbers have when a daemon uses a new > UID/GID and really doesn't care what it is? Why do we have to go > through the effort of assigning fixed IDs at random?
One reason not mentioned by mjo: this paves the way to resolution of very old frustrating problem with user/group creation when cross-compiling entire system from scratch. See https://bugs.gentoo.org/541406
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