Subject: Re: [PATCH] pkginstall framework modifications
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2006 15:16:49
On Fri, 21 Apr 2006, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> I've attached patch that adds two new abilities to the pkginstall
BTW, I've been meaning to ask... I do want to convert the Interix user
support to the new framework, and doing that should be possible. Where
should I look first to get started on this?
As an aside, Interix has one very odd quirk regarding users/groups that I
have to find a solution for "someday". In short, you can't have a user and
group with the same name -- but you *can* have a user or a group own a file
and provide access control.
For the most part, this can be emulated by creating only the userid (as the
purpose of foo:foo ownership is usually to partition it to a single user
with its own single-user group). That assumption doesn't always hold,
however, and sometimes you really want a group rather than a user, or
perhaps have a group with a differing name after all. I have to figure out
how best to mark the latter situation, which may involve putting
Interix-specific PKG_USERS overrides in some places, or introducing new,
divergent group names in those cases. Hrmpf.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>