Subject: REAL_* variables for users and groups
To: NetBSD pkgsrc Discussion <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/21/2007 20:54:38

some variables (like ROOT_USER or ROOT_GROUP) also have variants of the 
form REAL_*. Before we add new variables of that kind, we should 
_document_ why they are needed.

Currently, sets REAL_ROOT_USER to ROOT_USER in some 
cases. I cannot see a value in having the REAL_* variables when they are 
not really "REAL".