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Re: amanda: expressing defaults again in Makefile?

On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 04:10:50PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:
> > On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 01:51:54PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >> I am needing amanda on a small-memory sparc, and am thus newly motivated
> >> to make the default packages acceptable to me.  I am taking a cleanup
> >> pass on the packages, and noticed that AMANDA_{USER,TMP,VAR} are in
> >> /usr/pkgsrc/mk/default/mk.conf.  I am guessing that they should
> >> therefore not be defined in the makefile, and have the following patch.
> >> OK to commit, or am I confused?
> >
> > Stupid question, why is this user called backup at all? I think the
> Separate issue; I was going to change it to 'amanda'.

Why ? At last backup is generic enough so that it can be shared
with other backup software which wants a non-root user.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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