new setup.exe in cvs!

DJ Delorie
Thu Jul 13 13:58:00 GMT 2000

> On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 12:35:09PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
> >I've checked in a patch to setup that moves the mkgroup/mkpasswd stuff
> >into /etc/postinstall/*.sh, and added support to /etc/profile to run -
> >once - any script found as /etc/postinstall/*.sh.  I also only do the
> >mkgroup/mkpasswd stuff if the install happens on NT.
> I still don't understand why you'd put this burden on bash.  If things
> need to be setup shouldn't setup be doing the setup?

OK, this is where it's at now:

* Setup will look for /etc/passwd and /etc/group, and create its own
  postinstall/*.bat to create whatever's missing.

* setup will look for /etc/postinstall/*.sh, and run each with
  whatever shell it can find (sh, else bash), if any shell can be
  found at all.  These scripts are renamed to <script>.done once
  they've been run (so they won't run again, yet you can audit them).

* Same for /etc/postinstall/*.bat, with cmd.exe (NT) or

This is all done at the end of setup, so I took the extra code out of
/etc/profile.  I left in the /etc/profile.d/*.sh code, as some
packages may provide those for per-user configurations.

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