Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
Hi Junio,

Junio C Hamano wrote:
Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> writes:

Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

I haven't been paying attention, but does that mean on that system,
a total stranger kseygold can write, modify, and remove whatever
Ram owns?  I am hoping that is not the case.

I can see two reasons for having the same UID for two login names:

1) the sysadmin really messed up, and as you say, a total stranger
has complete ownership of your files. Ramkumar, you should check
that this is not your case.

2) the sysadmin explicitely gave two login names to the same
physical person, as kinds of aliases for the same UID (e.g. the
person got married, changed her name and login, but expects
~oldlogin to continue working). I'm not sure how common this is,
and to which extend we want to support this in our test scripts.

I've only been assuming (1), but (2) feels like a legitimate (if
confusing) way to configure your system.

It is a separate issue if it is worth bending backwards to support
it in the test, though.

For what it's worth, `sudo` is "broken" on my system.

sudo can't deal properly with multiple users sharing a UID, as it uses getpwuid(getuid()) in places. On my system I've replaced that with getgwnam(getlogin()). which seems to work fine here.

Bye, Jojo

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