Subject: pkg/35142: lighttpd doesn't create an own user (like apache does)
To: None <,,>
From: Wouter Schoot <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 11/27/2006 17:05:01
>Number:         35142
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       www/lighttpd doesn't create an own user (like apache does)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 27 17:05:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Wouter Schoot <>
>Release:        NetBSD 4.99.4

System: NetBSD 4.99.4 NetBSD 4.99.4 (GEHAKT) #10: Sat Nov 25 19:53:04 CET 2006 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
lighttpd is an alternative webserver for like for instance apache. However, the
pkg doesn't create a user (i.e. 'www') to run under. I think this is good
behaviour to enforce, just as apache does. Moreover pkg's like phpmyadmin
blindly trust on the existance of a www user (hardcoded in the Makefile).