Subject: Re: mk/install/usergroup and FreeBSD and DragonFly
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/07/2005 16:03:07
On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 05:15:10AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> - force DragonFly to install sysutils/user

IMO not a good idea :-)

> - new sysutils/user_dragonfly package providing wrapper scripts (similar
>   to user_interix and user_darwin)

Why not change the mk/install/usergroup instead to have the proper magic
included? I mean the script is hardly performance sensitive and it keeps
all the logic in one place. I have played with this idea, but didn't
bother enough to finish writing it.

> - provide code snippets to use like mk/platform/DragonFly.usergroup if
>   available, so the ordering of username will be done before other
>   options.

Isn't the usergroup script included in +INSTALL? That might make the
logic more complicated.

> - get DragonFly and FreeBSD to fix their pw to accept the username at end
>   of arguments too.

It won't help existing systems.