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authorUlrich Müller <>2021-11-14 21:38:50 +0100
committerUlrich Müller <>2021-11-15 14:09:30 +0100
commitb1ce71b478e916e3b55da5235ef285d35a8ac31e (patch)
parentother-metadata: Add bug reference re multislot flag (diff)
user-group: Update according to today's Council decision
Also change the order from downwards to upwards, so that we start allocation in the new range 500..749 progressing upwards. For the existing range 101..499 order doesn't really matter, because it is practically full (as of today, 15 free UIDs and no free GIDs). Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/user-group.rst b/user-group.rst
index 09944a5..320d2e4 100644
--- a/user-group.rst
+++ b/user-group.rst
@@ -23,12 +23,12 @@ UIDs and GIDs in range 0..100 are reserved for important system
accounts. New assignments in that range need to be explicitly approved
by the QA lead, in response to a justified request from the developer.
-The range 101..499 is provided for regular use by packages.
+The range 101..749 is provided for regular use by packages.
The assignments from this range follow the following rules:
1. A developer can select an arbitrary free UID/GID from this range.
- If in doubt, it is recommended to select successive numbers from 499
- downwards.
+ If in doubt, it is recommended to select successive numbers from 101
+ upwards.
2. Unless there is a very good reason not to, matching users and groups
should use the same number. It is acceptable to leave gaps