Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (30-Oct-2001)
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/30/2001 20:39:51
>Todd Vierling <> writes:
>> : > - Add ability for mtree to look at custom passwd and group files
>> : >   (should probably work with a flat text master.passwd, and pull these
>> : >   right from src/etc, to provide the necessary gids)
>> :
>> : I'm looking into this today. Mainly the idea is to have a
>> : passwd/group option 
>> : and then the etc/Makefile would pass ${.CURDIR}/master.passwd along to
>> : mtree.
>> Right.  You'd want two separate options; one for passwd, and one for group,
>> which can be used separately.
>We don't need any of this for cross builds. We at most need it for
>same system builds. Cross snapshot builds (or indeed any unprived
>builds) end up (or should end up in the new scheme) using the metadata
>stuff Luke built, which will not care at all about what any actual
>password file contains. Certainly we don't care for mtree purposes.

Well...We care today until the rest of the makefs stuff is integrated. As
thats fairly wide sweeping this works as a good stop gop for cross building