Subject: accounts needed during build
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brook Milligan <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2001 15:44:29
Are there any packages (besides mail/majordomo) that need accounts
installed during the build process?
I am trying to fix majordomo, because it needs a uid/gid pair for the
build. The standard is now to install accounts at pre-install time,
so a special case mechanism must apply to majordomo.
Several options are available:
- install the account at pre-configure or configure time, instead of
- hack the code so a uid/gid isn't necessary
- use fake values during the build, and recompile the one relevant
file at install time
- maybe something smarter
Any suggestions as to which path to take are welcome.