Please reserve UID/GID for bacula port

Mathieu Arnold mat at
Thu Jan 8 02:23:36 PST 2004

+-Le 07/01/2004 13:59 -0800, Brooks Davis écrivait :
| On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 01:48:42PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
|> On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Lars Köller wrote:
|> > Sorry, but I can't give you a number. But I think there is no
|> > "large percentage of our userbase" using it. Even some active FreeBSD
|> > user are on the bacula mailing list.
|> Ok, then I like the idea of the port itself adding some lines to
|> /etc/services to accomodate this. As for the argument that they would
|> get deleted by (improper decisions made while using) mergemaster, it
|> would be up to the port author to make it clear ... something like:
|> # These three lines are added by ports/sysutils/bacula
|> bacula-1	9999/tcp	# Added by ports/sysutils/bacula
|> ...
|> # End of lines added by ports/sysutils/bacula
|> That way the user has a fighting chance of making the right mergemaster
|> decision, and the port has an easy way to delete those lines when its
|> uninstalled.
| At the very least it would be good to not add lines for services which
| already exist so the user doesn't end up with a new copy of the lines
| every time they do a portupgrade.  That way you avoid situations like
| the way the perl ports spam make.conf with 11 lines of crap every time
| perl gets upgraded on a 5.x system.

Well, what I proposed contained an echo to add the lines at post-install,
and a sed to remove the lines at deinstall, which would work well for
portupgrade or any other way of updating ports which make use of
deinstallation and not FORCE_PKG_REGISTER.

Mathieu Arnold
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