Subject: Re: FreeBSD hosted build problem: mtree and user_from_uid()
To: Mark Valentine <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/08/2003 14:54:08
On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 11:17:02PM +0000, Mark Valentine wrote:
  | Looks like I just have one little problem left before I have a successful
  | NetBSD release build on my FreeBSD system (after fixing some bugs in the
  | FreeBSD shell and printf utility to get this far!).
  | I'm doing an unprivileged build, and the symptom is pax bailing out when
  | creating base.tgz due to an unknown user name "ftp".
  | I can isolate the problem as follows:
  |   $ nbmtree -C -k all -N /netbsd/i386/etc <<EOF
  |   /set type=dir
  |   .
  |   ./foo uname=named
  |   EOF
  |   . type=dir 
  |   ./foo type=dir uname=ftp 
  | The user "named" is uid 14 in NetBSD; uid 14 in FreeBSD is user "ftp"...
  | It seems that mtree is linking in its own pwcache_userdb(), but using the
  | host's user_from_uid()!  Is this likely to work?!

No FreeBSD's (the host) user_from_uid(3) won't work.

I have no idea why the user_from_uid() in the tools/compat library isn't 
being correctly linked into nbmtree... :(

  | I *hate* GNU configure, and anyway my little brain's had enough for the
  | day.  Anyone familiar with the way the compat library is built care to
  | volunteer a suggestion?