removing dbus_getuid

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker at
Mon May 28 06:28:00 PDT 2007

Peter Kümmel schrieb:
> Havoc, maybe it has not become clear:
> I seriously try to go your route.
> I hope I'm not completely wrong.
> Peter Kümmel wrote:
>> I've tried to remove dbus_getuid calls from the "platform independent"
>> code. The first step was to introduce _dbus_append_uid, first patch.
>> Internally I still use the dummy uid, but they could be later on
>> replaced by a DBusString which holds a sid.
>> I've found _dbus_getuid() in a call of _dbus_user_database_get_uid
>> in init_system_db. Is it right that we have to set up a database
>> which handles DBusStrings?
What about to define dbus_uid_t and dbus_gid_t platform independent and 
to use this type in any function.

/** A user ID */
typedef struct {
    unsigned long uid;
    char *_uid;
} dbus_uid_t;

/** A group ID */
typedef struct {
    unsigned long gid;
    char *_gid;
} dbus_gid_t;

Internal the related struct member could be used as needed.  The types 
could later be rename to DBusUser or similar to be in the regular naming 


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