[dev] FRR coming to Fedora

Michal Ruprich michalruprich at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 08:16:08 EDT 2019

Hi Donald,

thanks for the offer, but I am almost finished. There is one issue
though. I am looking at the redhat/frr.spec file in the archive and you
are using the frr user and group together with number 92 and the frrvty
group together with number 85. And these numbers are used with the
useradd and groupadd commands. I am assuming that this is some kind of
overlooked leftover from quagga? I don't think that we should use
numbered uid/gid anywhere in the spec file. I am trying to figure out
whether this is important anywhere in the code but AFAICT the numbers
are not important - the names are.

Imagine a system with quagga installed. Now there is a conflict between
binaries from quagga and frr, obviously. So these should not be
installed together(or they could be through the usage of alternatives
which is just awful) so when you install frr, quagga should be removed
and vice-versa. The general rule is that after removing a package, its
group and user are not removed from the system[1]. This would make a
problem since frr user and group and the frrvty group would not be
created because the specific uid/gid are already in use. So I am trying
to determine whether the specific uid/gid in the spec file are really
needed or not. I believe they are not needed and simply useradd -r frr
and groupadd -r frr are enough. Otherwise, if you really want to keep
the original numbers, the groups should be renamed back to quagga and

What do you think?




On 6/21/19 3:13 PM, Donald Sharp wrote:
> Michal -
> I see that There has been a request for some changes in the packaging
> of FRR.  What can we do to help you out here?  Any way we can divide
> and conquer as a group?
> donald
> On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 4:42 AM Michal Ruprich <michalruprich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am happy to announce that I have started a review process for FRR to be added to Fedora[1]. After we figure out all the packaging details, FRR will be available in F29 and higher. I need to mention one important thing. I have added the latest version of FRR but without babeld and ldpd modules. These two modules are still having licensing issues and I will not include them in the distro unless all these issues are resolved.
>> Regards,
>> Michal Ruprich
>> --------------------------------
>> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1702720
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