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Re: [Update][Test] base-passwd

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:55:11AM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 12:23:28PM -0000, John Morrison wrote:
> >> As per the thread "[RFC] Globally creating a user and a group "root""
> >> I've modified the base-passwd packaged to remove user and group which
> >> match the pattern ":S-1-1-0:" and ensure that there's a group
> >> "root:S-1-5-32-544:0:". 
> >> 
> >> Since this version creates tmp files I'd prefer it to be marked as
> >> test until Corinna (and maybe some others?!) say it's OK.
> > 
> > Is it safe to rely on /tmp already existing when the postinstall
> > script runs?  Then it's OK.  It might be safer though, to use /etc
> > for the temporary files, too. 
> I don't know.  I tried using ~ but it gave me errors (home wouldn't
> exist at that time).  I could add an empty /tmp to the package...?

If you used ~ you're out of luck when using /bin/sh.  It doesn't know
about ~, just $HOME.  But even then you won't know if there is a home

> I'll repackage with /etc for the tmp files tonight :)

Cool.  It might just be my paranoia but...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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