Subject: Re: Third Party User-UIDs > 1000
To: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/13/2006 09:30:41
Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 18:54 Uhr +0100 12.2.2006, wrote:
>>On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 06:19:00PM +0100, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
>>>it is unsatisfying to have users from pkgsrc software using UIDs > 1000.
>>Well, PKG_CREATE_USERGROUP=no and create them by hand.
> How do packages react to that? Does a 'make install' terminate and request
> you to create user foo / group bar, or are you supposed to create them up
> front and announce them in mk.conf?

"make install" fails before any "install" actions are taken and requests 
that you create the appropriate users & groups.  This remains true for 
binary packages as well.


	-- Johnny Lam <>