Will FBSD Squid "port" create squid user and group?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Sep 22 17:21:31 UTC 2010

On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:43:04 -0700, Ed Flecko <edflecko at gmail.com> wrote:
> I like the idea of modifying
> SQUID_CONFIGURE_ARGS in the squid port Makefile to customize the
> software before I compile and install it, [...]

Instead of modifying the Makefile itself, consider writing your
changes into a Makefile.local which will be used to override
settings in Makefile. At least, it worked that way in the past...

> [...] what advantage do you gain to install from a
> port -vs- downloading the tarball and building from source?

Using packages always gives you the DEFAULT settings the corresponding
port was built with. If you need to change those settings, use the
port, Luke. :-)

> 2.) "As a general rule", when you install software that needs a
> special user/group, will those users/groups be created when you
> install from ports, or only from packages?

As far as I remember, those "post-installation tasks" will be done
in both cases. So port AND package will create them.

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