[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] Mailman update

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Wed Aug 4 00:40:21 EDT 2010

Am Tue, 03 Aug 2010 22:48:14 +0200
schrieb Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>:

> I fear its pretty much broken this way. You cannot add groups/users
> within the build function as this would only affect the system you are
> building on. This stuff has to be done in install scripts. See other
> packages like filesystem or mysql for example.
> Greetings,
> Pierre

Sure. But funny mailman needs its own user+group already at buildtime
or it would fail the permission check later. It seems it's hardcoding
it into its files.

The runtime user/group handling is done in the .install file for sure.


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