Subject: Re: 'base homedir' for pkgsrc created users
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/29/2006 15:11:48
On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 01:54:38PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> 	When pkgsrc needs to create a homedir for a pkgsrc user in which
> 	to store data (eg: pgsql, and a teamspeak-server package I'm
> 	planning on committing after the freeze), some packages
> 	default the homedir to ${PREFIX}/${USER}. I'd like to suggest they
> 	instead uses ${VARBASE}/${USER}, or possibly a (someone _please_
> 	give a better name that doesn't involve DIY) ${HOMEBASE}/${USER}.

Even worse, at least majordomo doesn't even follow that rule.