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Re: pkg/40737: bad flag in useradd for Linux

The following reply was made to PR pkg/40737; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: pkg/40737: bad flag in useradd for Linux
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 17:37:47 +0100

 On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 04:20:04PM +0000, wrote:
 > >Description:
 > Changes made in pkgsrc/mk/pkginstall/usergroupfuncs.Linux (rev 1.4)
 > should be reverted. '-M' flags for 'useradd' command looks like 
 > RedHat-specific extension, not supported by other distros (ok, at this
 > moment we are able to build packages under CentOS too). 
 Only if you can provide a way that works on all distributions to inhibit
 the creation of the home directory. It was broken before, so this is not
 really worse.

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