Reserving USERID

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at
Fri Aug 11 10:53:19 PDT 2023

> On Aug 11, 2023, at 10:11 AM, Paul Spooren <mail at> wrote:
> Hi,
>> Is explicit better or not?  And if it is better, how do I go about reserving values that won't get stepped on?  Who is our Numbers Czar, who is our IANA?
> I always used Gentoos numbers[1] whenever I added something. Since Clixon is not part of that list, maybe use something that’s not yet in the list?
>> And if the packaging requires that files be owned by a certain user, how is that handled in the Makefiles?
> Look for PKG_FILE_MODES in the repositories, i.e. busybox[2].
> :Paul

Awesome, thanks!

On an unrelated note, where is a discussion of what OpenWRT represents configuration state as?

Do we use JSON internally?

How do I dump the "raw" state?


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