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The following reply was made to PR pkg/44048; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Filip Hajny" <filip%joyent.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/44048
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 13:56:15 +0100
The essence on the part of Mailman is that Mailman's configure *does* check=
that the user picked truly exists. If either doesn't exist for real, it wi=
ll still go on and install itself, but with the user/group bits blank in it=
s core config files, which makes the package fail when installed. I run a m=
odified mail/mailman package on my system which patches away the user/group=
existence part in configure, which makes this entire problem go away (i.e.=
the pkgsrc package can be switched back to the normal at-install-time user=
/group handling). And the check_perms invocation in INSTALL takes care of a=
ny file ownership/permission issues at package install time, anyway.
Isn't that a better way to deal with this problem? I can patch the package =
to work like this.
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