Bad luck re: automation
I mean create your users (with chef, from data-bags) in a high-UID range.
You can adjust the useradd configuration file to add users to a
different UID range, for your terrible, terrible, greybeard bad-mans,
when called by hand without a UID.
On 19 October 2011 13:46, John Alberts firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yeah, I know, but unfortunately, not manually adding users is not an option.
We are only partially automated and that’s not going to change for a while.
I’ve already tried using a high uid and it doesn’t matter. Whatever I
change it to, the next time a user is created using useradd, it just picks
up where chef left off.
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:40 PM, AJ Christensen email@example.com wrote:
Don’t manually add users, manage everything with Chef.
Try a high UID range, otherwise, like 4000
On Oct 19, 2011 1:12 PM, “John Alberts” firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
i’ve been using the users cookbook for a while, and I’ve noticed an issue
that I wonder if anyone else has a solution to. When I add a new user to
the databag and run chef-client on a server that has been around for a while
and had some users manually added to it, I get a uid and gid conflict.
Obviously the real problem here is that we are still manually adding users
occasionally, but unfortunately that’s unavoidable for now.
I thought about removing the uid and gid attributes from the recipe so it
just creates the user with the next available uid and gid, but I thought I
would ask on the mailing list before doing that to see what other’s have
done to avoid this.