Subject: Re: Support adding admin users/groups via defs.${OPSYS}.mk
To: Juan RP <>
From: Michal Pasternak <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/2004 12:34:24
Jonathan Perkin [Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 12:20:54PM +0000]:
> I'd much prefer it if we ported pkgsrc/sysutils/user to be portable
> across the pkgsrc platforms we support.

IMO less problems is to patch pkgsrc to allow usage of any utilities, that are
available -- fiddling with /etc/passwd is quite OS specific, I'd not take
the responsibility for writing portable tool like that. On the other hand,
you have already commandline utilities available (useradd, pw) -- at no
extra cost.