Subject: Re: useradd is useless for creating system users
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/07/2000 15:17:48
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Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> > Problem is, what are you going to do on 1.5 or earlier, or current
> > machines which don't have that fix yet?
> Update pkgsrc/sysutils/user?
We'll need to do some dance with `ident /usr/sbin/user' to check that
at least a specific version of user exists. Should we create a
USES_USER variable in bsd.pkg.mk to centralize the check? At least
three packages (amanda, postgresql, cups) create users, and possibly
other packages as well.
-- Johnny C. Lam <email@example.com>
Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University