[aur-general] any rules for groupadd in .install files?

Ionuț Bîru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 09:43:14 EDT 2010

On 07/16/2010 04:37 PM, Christian Himpel wrote:
> hi,
> it happens that i'm the current maintainer of the go-hg[1] package in aur.
> currently the package installs in /opt/go. go has nice support for
> installing third-party packages (goinstall), but it's a security risk
> for people to goinstall these third-party libraries as root.
> installing the gofiles with group 'go' and setting sgid bit for all
> (or only affected) directories this security flaw could be avoided (or
> at least reduced).
> so my question is: are there any rules or policies for packages, that
> call groupadd in the .install files?
> i saw that extra/qemu-kvm adds the group kvm with gid 78, so is there
> somewhere a list with `available' gids?
> do you have any other/better idea how to face the problem?
> thank you very much in advance!
> cheers,
> chressie
> [1]: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33695

for aur builds you should use groupadd --system and avoid statically gid


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