Subject: Re: Adding and removing users for pkgs
To: Bernd Ernesti <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/09/2000 13:19:10
The file databases/postgresql/pkg/INSTALL should be helpful for anyone
wanting to convert those other packages to use useradd/groupadd.

     -- Johnny C. Lam <>
        Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University (Bernd Ernesti) writes:
> Hi,
> at least three pkgs use sysutils/addnerd to add new users.
> That should be changed to useradd(8).
> And that needs to be handled differently as it currently be used.
> It looks like that at least the ammanda-common package creates
> the user backup, but that won't work for a binary package.
> There is nothing which installs that user on other systems.
> That user is only created on the system where you build and
> installed the package.
> Bernd