Package User system [was:Re: [Bug 1536] ]

Randy McMurchy LFS-User at
Sun Aug 21 20:52:41 PDT 2005

Tushar Teredesai wrote these words on 08/21/05 22:41 CST:

> Perhaps we need a new book with the package user management scheme :)


Perhaps I'm too hard on the package user system. There does seem to
be a lot of questions to the various support groups because of it

Maybe I should give it a try?

Let's see...

400 or so more users in /etc/passwd
300 or so more lines in /etc/
300 or so more lines in /etc/man.conf
When I issue 'echo $PATH' it scrolls forever
/etc/profile is now 800 lines long because of $PKG_CONFIG_PATH

Nah, on second thought, I'll just continue on using a script
based package-control system that does the same thing without
8 zillion users and directories on the system. :-)


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