Subject: Re: [RFC] PKG_USERVARS and PKG_GROUPVARS (was: installing as non-root?)
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/09/2005 12:50:53
> unpriviledged mode, all those variables could be overwritten with the 
> local user:

many packages already today use such variables.
The first issue is with packages that have users hard-coded, such as
comms/minicom. The only solution I guess is to modify them to use variables
such as UUCP_USER? Does something like that already exist for other
comms/kermit uses KERMIT_SUID_UUCP as another mechanism.

Georg Schwarz  +49 178 8545053