[Slackbuilds-users] How to get.assign a UID for an application?

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Thu Sep 4 21:14:43 UTC 2014

On Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:43:31 -0600
Slacker <slacker at slaphappygeeks.com> wrote:

> I am not sure who to ask so please excuse me if this should not go to 
> the list, and direct me to the proper place.
> I have a submission pending for taskd, a sync-server for task. I have 
> been running it as root and with a locally assigned UID, but
> neglected to decide how to handle that before submission so it now
> assumes the daemon runs as root.
> For those interested, the docs are here: http://taskwarrior.org/docs/
> Should I instruct users to create a taskd user during setup, or is
> there a "central" control for assigning Slackware/SBo UIDs? And if
> so, how would I go about having one assigned for taskd?


You'll see this at the very end now:

User:   taskd           UID: 290        GID: 290
Group:  taskd                           GID: 290

> Should I remove it from pending and resubmit after I have a taskd UID?

That would be great; thanks!

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