Subject: Re: mtree and builds
To: None <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/20/2002 09:52:39
I've really gotta wonder how much the build should protect against that.

A "make build" or "make release" should produce identical output for a given
run no matter what my host system may look like. 

Honestly...How many people do you think are changing the uid of ntpd/games/?


>On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 03:45:21AM -0500, James Chacon wrote:
>  | Can anyone think of a reason not to change etc's distrib-dirs rule to
>  | invoke mtree with -N ${.CURDIR}? (Luke added this recently and lets an
>  | alternate pw/group file set than the ones in /etc guide mtree).
>  |
>  | This would remove the annoying "don't have ntpd in my 1.5 password file when
>  | attempting to cross build" bugs.
>It might bite people who change the uids of default users when
>building into "/".  That's why I didn't make this the default
>when I added the support.
>I can't see a problem with doing this for DESTDIR builds,
>especially UNPRIVED DESTDIR builds.