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authorMichał Górny <>2019-12-10 08:39:00 +0100
committerUlrich Müller <>2019-12-21 14:04:44 +0100
commit3764ea979f7652d7c8b57dfd8340455c41882644 (patch)
parentglep-{0001,0002}: New GLEPs are to be licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0. (diff)
glep-0081: Remove policy part
Remove the policy part from GLEP 81, making it into a pure technical specification. The policy will now be defined by the QA team as a regular tree policy. Since the planned policy updates make it less restrictive, there is really no need to hammer it at GLEP level. Bug: Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <> [Fixed name of CC-BY-SA-4.0; it is "International", not "Unported".] Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <>
1 files changed, 14 insertions, 36 deletions
diff --git a/glep-0081.rst b/glep-0081.rst
index 41db473..8d338fc 100644
--- a/glep-0081.rst
+++ b/glep-0081.rst
@@ -5,10 +5,10 @@ Author: Michał Górny <>,
Michael Orlitzky <>
Type: Standards Track
Status: Final
-Version: 1
+Version: 1.1
Created: 2019-05-29
-Last-Modified: 2019-10-07
-Post-History: 2019-05-29, 2019-07-08
+Last-Modified: 2019-12-21
+Post-History: 2019-05-29, 2019-07-08, 2019-12-10
Content-Type: text/x-rst
Replaces: 27
@@ -22,6 +22,14 @@ accounts. Dependencies are used to request users and group from within
regular packages, and to track their usage.
+ The policy part was removed from the GLEP, in order to make it a tree
+ policy. The GLEP is now purely technical specification.
@@ -62,22 +70,6 @@ manager.
-Following the acceptance of this GLEP, all new users and groups must
-be created via user/group packages as defined in this GLEP. The old
-method may still be used for existing users/groups, in existing
-All new users and groups must have unique UIDs/GIDs assigned
-by developers. The developer adding them is responsible for checking
-for collisions.
-Before adding a new user and/or group, the developer must send a RFC
-to the ``gentoo-dev`` mailing list.
Logical structure
@@ -149,20 +141,6 @@ that.
-Requiring mailing list RFC
-The policy explicitly requires RFCs for new users and groups, as they
-have global scopes and effects of mistakes while adding them are hard
-to fix. Wider review should decrease the risk of major design mistakes.
-To provide one example, right now we have two different packages
-creating ``git`` user and requiring a different home directory for
-the user. As a result, the first package being installed defines
-the actual home directory, and both technically can not be installed
-at the same time.
Satisfied goals
@@ -238,6 +216,6 @@ References
-This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
-Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit
+This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
+International License. To view a copy of this license, visit