<mark_weaver>well, they shouldn't clash because any well-designed system should automatically allocate new system accounts from the available set. Debian certainly does, and I'd be surprised is RPM doesn't.
<mark_weaver>it should never create another system UID that's the same number as one you created.
<mark_weaver>but you have to avoid the ones that are already there; that's certainly true.
<mark_weaver>I see that "useradd" has a --system option, which specifies that "their numeric identifiers are choosen in the SYS_UID_MIN-SYS_UID_MAX range, defined in /etc/login.defs, instead of UID_MIN-UID_MAX (and their GID counterparts for the creation of groups)."
<mst>I may just point you at '/chanserv help foo' but knowing -which- 'foo' to ask for help on is sometimes most of the battle
<mst>sorry for being a grumpy bastard before but after 7+ years of helping projects run IRC channels, when somebody says "oh that failure mode won't be a problem" it tends to make me annoyed because generally I've seen more than one incident where it was or I wouldn't've mentioned it in the first place
<mst>however, while you might have triggered the grumpiness, it's not your fault I'm grumpy in general, if you see what I mean ;)
<mark_weaver>no worries. I confess I could have been more open minded about it.
<mst>eh. the stuff I was worrying about is now all sorted