Subject: Re: Support adding admin users/groups via defs.${OPSYS}.mk
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/12/2004 10:16:19
On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 01:04:37AM -0500, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Quoting Jonathan Perkin (
> > * On 2004-01-11 at 04:08 GMT, Juan RP wrote:
> ...
> > I'd much prefer it if we ported pkgsrc/sysutils/user to be portable
> > across the pkgsrc platforms we support.  That way, we don't get
> > bitten by changes to the platform-native passwd tools, and we get a
> > standard interface from the install scripts.
> One bump is that:
> Solaris has no useful user adding script (you have to figure out
> UID and GIDs *always*.

That's weird - I coded up the NetBSD user(8) suite from manual pages
from a Solaris 2.6 system. However, I believe it's a standard SVR4
set of utilities, since Amdahl's UTS used to have them.

Alistair Crooks <>