UIDs question

Florent Thoumie flz at xbsd.org
Fri Jan 8 10:10:06 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Jason <jhelfman at e-e.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to building ports, however I have started to get the hang of
> things.
> I am not building any ports that I intend on submitting to FreeBSD, yet,
> however maybe that isn't too far off :)
> I've used a guide I found to create a local ports repository that is working
> out wonderfully with the existing ports tree under /usr/ports
> My tree is under /usr/ports/local, and I found a way to integrate a local
> UIDs and GIDs file, by setting this variable in my Makefile:
> When I go to install my port it installs the user as expected, however it
> fails on the ${INSTALL_PROGRAM} function. I understand this is just using
> "install" with the appropriate flags. Obviously, the port doesn't install.
> If I run it again, the user is already on the system, and the port installs
> successfully.
> I was wondering if there is a way to have the port install the user using
> the native USERS or GROUPS directives in the do-install phase with the
> INSTALL macros, or if there is a more suggested, or conventional, way of
> doing this operation.

Would you mind putting the files somewhere and showing us the error
log? I am aware of one caveat at the moment, which is that you can't
use users/groups created with USERS/GROUPS in pkg-plist. Every typical
use case with directives contained in Makefile should be fine AFAIK.

Florent Thoumie
flz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD Committer

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