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      No hardcoded or pre-allocated numeric IDs

      One of my own pain points in my qmail deployment is that I build on one set of hosts and deploy to another. The fact that qmail has build-time dependencies on the role accounts it uses means these uid/gid must be the same between all of my hosts. @schmonz Will you talk about how you removed the need for pre-allocated numeric IDs? Is that patch reasonably self-contained?

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        That was one of my pain points, too. You want the destdir patch. If you don’t care about building to a staging area as non-root, skip that part. You’ll still get numeric IDs being looked up at runtime instead of compiled into the binaries.