Subject: Re: postinstall fixes failed: gid sendmail uid
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/2005 00:23:58
On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 12:14:13AM +0100, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 12:03:02AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > Ha, then it's probably dependant on the version of tar. I tried on 1.6.2
> > which is GNU tar.
> > I tried again with pax-as-tar, and it uses the uid if the user is unknown.
> > But if the user exists, it use the uid on the local system, not the
> > uid of the system where the archive was created.
> So, could anybody please add note to the INSTALL documents that the new
> users and groups should have specific UIDs/GIDs?
> Otherwise, if you extract before and create the users after and don't pay
> attention to IDs, you can have problems.
> The document in question is
> for _pflogd and authpf,

postinstall should be changed to take care of /usr/sbin/authpf
Probably too late to do for 3.0, so a note in the docs is needed.

> for smmsp.

postinstall will take care of fixing files that should be ower or group smmsp.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference