[aur-general] Prefered way to create users/groups and handle files ownership

Nowaker enwukaer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 04:53:19 EST 2014

>> As for a better solution? Hmm. `install` (and probably other tools too) can
>> reference user and group names directly. Thus, this:

> The problem with that is that the uid/gid for the permissions will be
> computed on the machine where the package is built, and there is no
> guarantee that the same uid/gid has the same name on another machine.
> Of course this isn't a problem if the package is only in the AUR, but
> it eliminates the option to prebuild the package (for inclusion in the
> official repositories, for instance).

It won't work for packages from AUR either. `install` would be called 
before .install script is able to useradd and groupadd. Only package 
updates would work.

> I've attached a simple bash script

You forgot to attach the script or ML stripped it.

Kind regards,
Damian Nowak

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