Users needed or not by ports

David DEMELIER demelier.david at
Mon Oct 11 16:01:48 UTC 2010


Before writing a patch for the ports framework, I just want to be sure
that FreeBSD ports shouldn't use a same user added by ports. For
example pulseaudio adds some users to the system (pulse,
pulse-whatever) and should these users be needed from others ports ?

My plan is :

1. Register users added and needed by ports in files like +USERS +GROUPS,
2. When make deinstall or pkg_delete port_name check if the user is
still needed by other port (if this is possible)
3. Print a message like "The following users and group are not needed
anymore by the system : xxx yyy"

pkgsrc already use something like this, so a port should be really
easy to be done.

Demelier David

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