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Re: Permit existing users/groups
On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 09:57:02PM +0100, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> I should point out that half of this failure mode is my fault, our
> patched pbulk didn't exit properly on pkg_add failure.
> However, it's still a bug that pkg_add doesn't correctly handle
> +INSTALL scripts failing.
> > > 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.
> No, it has nothing to do with that. pkgsrc supports [...]
Oh, ok. Never mind then... carry on :-)
Does that work for packages that need more than one of each? (Are
there any such packages? I guess I can't think of any.)
David A. Holland
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