Subject: Group/user ids in packages
To: None <>
From: Krzysztof Raczkowski <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/05/2006 10:52:51

I'm using pksrc on Solaris. I've got one question about how pkgsrc create
new users and groups. It just takes first available UID and GID instead of
using fixed numbers. So I have:
1-st server: uid=55001(postfix) gid=101(postfix)
2-nd server: uid=55002(postfix) gid=101(postfix)

I think, I could have serious problems when i would try to moce some postfix
stuff from one server to another (e.g. during server migration).

I know, that I can configure user/group name i mk.conf for some packages,
but I can't find a way to set UID/GID for these names.

Is there any way to build packages with fixed UID/GID ?

Krzysztof Raczkowski