[Pkg-shadow-devel] [PATCH 1/1] man: newuid and newgid: point out that root must be allocated subuids

Serge Hallyn serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 13 14:44:41 UTC 2014

Quoting Christian PERRIER (bubulle at debian.org):
> Quoting Eric W. Biederman (ebiederm at xmission.com):
> > Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com> writes:
> > 
> > > Users may otherwise be confused and think that because the kernel
> > > does not restrict uid mappings to the root user (within his
> > > current uid mappings), newuidmap will ignore /etc/subuid for the
> > > root user.  It will not.
> > >
> > > Reported-by: Philippe Grégoire <gregoirep at hotmail.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com>
> > 
> > Acked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>
> For the record, applying this patch in the upstream branch is on my
> TODO list. I'd of course welcome someone else doing it, too...:-)
> (feel free to ask for Alioth commit access through the Alioth web
> interface is you need it)

Pushed to git://github.com/shadow-maint/shadow

> I also ponder applying the latest proposed patch to fix build on Hurd
> (first patch by Svante or maybe rather later proposed patches).

I've made a note to look at those next week.  Are they all posted
to this list?

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