Subject: accounts needed during build
To: None <>
From: Brook Milligan <>
List: tech-pkg
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.