[dev] FRR coming to Fedora

Donald Sharp sharpd at cumulusnetworks.com
Mon Jun 24 08:51:25 EDT 2019

Michal -

Thanks for the update!

I believe when we updated the .spec file from quagga to frr we did
exactly what you summized.  We just changed the name.  I personally do
not care nor do I think that the actual userid matters.  So switching
over to a system where we just get what the OS assigns us is fine.
David Lamparter and/or Martin Winter may have a bit more history here
than I do and I have cc'ed them on the email.


On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 8:16 AM Michal Ruprich <michalruprich at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> quaggvt.
> What do you think?
> Michal.
> Links:
> [1]
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging%3aUsersAndGroups#Allocation_Strategies
> 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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