[OE-core] [RFC PATCH 0/2] RFC: Implement deterministic uid/gid

Mark Hatle mark.hatle at windriver.com
Tue Dec 10 18:31:26 UTC 2013

The following series implements the deterministic uid/gid setting for a
distribution.  Currently when a filesystem is generated the uid/gid values
are generally set at install time, so the install order determines what
the actual uid/gid values become.  In order to create a deterministic uid/gid
set, that still dynamically constructs the passwd/group file, we add an
option to read a special passwd/group file to allow the system to determine
the values.

It uses the existing parameters, and the values from the special passwd/group
files to reconstruct the parameter set to ensure these items are fully
defined with static values.

The first patch (01/02) is generally applicable.  It fixes a real bug in
the way the user/group adds occur today within the system.

Patch 02/02 implements the new functionality.

The following changes since commit 8505f0fa48cc79d51616b923c6e2c778c4b46a44:

  libmatchbox: use PACKAGECONFIG (2013-12-10 14:13:01 +0000)

are available in the git repository at:

  git://git.yoctoproject.org/poky-contrib mhatle/uidgid

Mark Hatle (2):
  useradd.bbclass: Fix build time install issues
  useradd.bbclass: Add ability to select a static uid/gid automatically

 meta/classes/useradd.bbclass         | 247 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 meta/conf/local.conf.sample.extended |  24 ++++
 2 files changed, 265 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)


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