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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: Piotr Meyer <>
Subject: Re: pkg/40737: bad flag in useradd for Linux
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:53:46 +0100

 On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 04:40:04PM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 >  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.
 Before this commit I made packages under my distros and I have many of
 them, created under Debian, RHEL and CentOS. After commiting '-M' as flag 
 to useradd pkgsrc is usable only under RH-based distibutions. Probably, 
 from Your POV, difference between "I can build packages, probably not
 ideal" and "I cannot build packages" is really small, but from my POV 
 this looks like "pkgsrc is usable" and "pkgsrc is unusable for me and
 my company and should be abandoned".
 I repeat: '-M' flag is RH-specific. RedHat isn't only one, valid linux 
 distro, so revert this commit, please. 
 Or make next, consequent step and adjust "Table 1. Platforms supported 
 by pkgsrc" at [1] - from "Linux" to "Linux (RedHat-compatible)".
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 Piotr 'aniou' Meyer

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