Subject: Re: Third Party User-UIDs > 1000
To: None <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/13/2006 16:32:26 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.
> There's no portable way to create "system" users or group, simply
> because there is no portable concep of "system" users.

No, but we could easily create such a concept in pkgsrc, and support it 
on any OS which supports it.

And then implement it in NetBSD, possibly by extending usermgmt.conf to 
understand profiles. Then, ship a default usermgmt.conf which provides a 
pkgsrc profile as well as a regular profile.

Gillette - the best a man can forget