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Re: pkg/44048: Prebuilt mailman pkg enforces uid/gid.

The following reply was made to PR pkg/44048; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/44048: Prebuilt mailman pkg enforces uid/gid.
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:51:59 +0000

 On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 09:20:04PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
  >>  The problem here is that the uid/gid is hard-coded in mailman itself.
  >  If that were true, the package would be broken, because the package
  >  makefile does *not* hardcode the value. Fortunately, it's not true.
 Joerg says it used to be true but no longer is. Anyway, it appears
 that the username to uid mapping is being done during package compile
 instead of at package install time, which is broken.
 Joerg suggests this patch, but it needs to be reviewed by tech-pkg:
 David A. Holland

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