Subject: Re: bin/3563
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jay Maynard <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/06/1998 16:46:21
On Mon, Jul 06, 1998 at 04:34:20PM -0400, Taras Ivanenko wrote:
> Another case where you do not want to set user/group immediately on
> installed binaries is during cross-compilation. Other system (SunOS in
> my case) do not have the correct users/groups so installing them made
> no sence.

Indeed. This problem is wider than just cross-compilation, though; I wound
up setting up a Pentium just to do setup and cross-compilation under
NetBSD/i386, on a file system NFSed from a Linux/Alpha box, to do
development for NetBSD/vax. (Are you confused yet? I am...) A utility to go
through and set ownership/modes correctly for at least the files that are
part of the OS would be a helpful thing.