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The following reply was made to PR pkg/44048; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/44048
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:50:37 +0000
On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 01:00:14PM +0000, Filip Hajny wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/44048; it has been noted by GNATS.
> 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.
Yes, that seems like a much better approach.
David A. Holland
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