Subject: Re: accounts needed during build
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brook Milligan <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2001 22:13:35
> Are there any packages (besides mail/majordomo) that need accounts
> installed during the build process?
CUPS (pkgsrc/print) expects/creates a user `lp' and group `sys'.
It's mentioned in the mk/bsd.pkg.defaults.mk file. This file
also has GROUP settings for cyrus (pkgsrc/mail),
ircd_hybrid (chat), jitterbug(misc), and postgresql (databases).
There are USER settings for amanda(sysutils), apache(www),
cyrus, ircd_hybrid, jitterbug, postgresql, and qpopper(mail).
Of these, all install the user/group during the install process, not
during the build process, as far as I can tell. Thus, while building
there is no definition of the uid/gid (as opposed to uname/gname) for
these packages. The only exception appears to be qmail, which depends
on a package (qmail-users) that installs all the users.
Majordomo requires both the names and the ids. Hence, my original
- should this be configured as qmail is?
- should the code be hacked so as not to require the ids during
- should the one relevant file be recompiled during the installation
- should something else be done?