Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (30-Oct-2001)
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/31/2001 11:23:41
Jason R Thorpe <> writes:
>  > 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, the mtree-like specfiles have named users/groups, right?  Not
> numbers?  So, the tools that use specifles would need this, as well.

The mtree-like specfiles use names, and pax uses names, so we don't
actually do UID lookups for that purpose. The one problem is that
makefs needs the ability to point at a password file to pick the uids
for the file system it creates.

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.