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Re: Permit existing users/groups
On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 04:59:49PM +0100, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> Currently, if:
> * PKG_UID or PKG_GID are specified
> * the user/group already exists
> * the existing uid/gid do not match PKG_UID/PKG_GID
> the failure mode is pretty rough, the package will be left in a
> half-limbo state whilst pkg_add will continue to try installing
> further packages which fail in weird and wonderful ways.
> I'd like to fix this, and to also provide a user-defined option which
> configures how pkg_install should proceed when provided a static
> uid/gid which conflicts with the existing system.
Well... since in general packages shouldn't provide static uids and
gids, and when they do it's because a defective configure or build
process has compiled in the numbers, it seems to me there's no reason
for configurable behavior here; it should just fail.
If there are packages that do this that specifically cause problems,
we can always try to fix them.
David A. Holland
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