MacPorts is hijacking account on MacOSXServer

David L Ballenger dlb at
Mon Aug 1 10:18:40 PDT 2011

Okay,  that worked. 

I deleted the previously created macports user and group and did a Subversion install.  This time the user's UniqueID was the first unused ID above 500 instead of above the highest in-use UniqueID. On my laptop that is an Open Directory  network/mobile account with a UniqueID of 1025 and previously macports had been created with a UniqueID of 1026 which collided with other Open Directory accounts.

Thanks - David

On Jul 29, 2011, at 11:02 PM, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2011-7-26 12:21 , James Berry wrote:
>> What if MacPorts were simply always to try to find an unused id in the range 500 - 1000, using whatever algorithm is convenient?
> I've committed a fix: <>
> Could someone with an affected configuration please test?
> - Josh
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