Subject: standardizing pkg-specific system user/group creation?
To: None <>
From: Tom Spindler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/06/2001 02:31:54
It appears that there are a couple of different ways that various
packages create users - postgresql futzes with useradd (which fails
a good portion of the time on reinstalls); popa3d (which seems to
work pretty reliably) uses sysutils/user (and seems to have worked
pretty well for me.)

Should this sort of thing be standardized? It looks like it was
discussed on 7 Dec 2000 (under the subject 'useradd is useless
for creating system users'), but most of the thread was devoted
to fixing useradd. (which, AFAICT, didn't seem to go much of