Subject: userid for a package
To: None <>
From: Martti Kuparinen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/28/2001 12:09:38

I'm creating a package for the GNATS bug report database and it's
almost ready. There's one issue though: how to create userids
and groups for packages?

In FreeBSD one could use the pw utility but what is the correct
procedure in NetBSD? Should packages create new userids and groups
or should such tasks be left for the user?

Please CC: me with the answer as I'm not on the list...


Martti Kuparinen <>