Subject: how to deal with package users/groups when installing in unprivileged mode?
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Georg Schwarz <email@example.com>
Date: 04/21/2006 00:22:09
I just came across that issue when trying to install print/cups with
/usr/local/pkg/bin/install-sh -c -o schwarz -g user -m 755 -m 4755 -o
lp -g sys -s .libs/lppasswd /usr/local/pkg/bin/lppasswd
you are not a member of group sys
chmod() failed on /usr/local/pkg/bin/#inst.21096#: Not privileged
Cannot access /usr/local/pkg/bin/lppasswd: No such file or directory
How should pkgsrc deal with such a situation? Should the package's
groups and users default to the unprivileged group and user by
default when installing in unprivileged mode?
Georg Schwarz http://home.pages.de/~schwarz/
firstname.lastname@example.org +49 178 8545053