Subject: Re: postinstall fixes failed: gid sendmail uid
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
Date: 11/19/2005 18:21:52
On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 04:37:55PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 02:25:49PM +0100, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> > uid fix:
> > Missing users [NOT FIXED]: smmsp _pflogd
> > postinstall fixes passed:
> > postinstall fixes failed: gid sendmail uid
> > Please, why does this happen?
> You need to add the requested users and groups to you /etc passwd and group
> files (postinstall won't do this for you). Then postinstall will be able to
> fix the sendmail permissions.
Is there any reason (different from "nobody implemented it yet" ) for this?
If I am supposed to do it manually, postinstall should clearly tell it,
instead of reporting failure. (Doing it manually is also not that easy as
it is necessary to find all the required information - uids/gids, what
shell, what home directory, which users belong to which groups etc.)