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

Chris Staub chris at
Sun Aug 21 21:14:19 PDT 2005

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Chris Staub wrote these words on 08/21/05 23:04 CST:
>>Yeah, the package-user method puts all the libraries and program files 
>>in the standard locations (/bin,/usr/bin,/lib,/usr/lib...) - each file 
>>is just owned by the "user" who installed that package. The only place 
>>where there would be a lot of extra directories is wherever you put the 
>>package-user home directories...
> Okay, so I don't have to read the hint (as I'm not interested in it),
> how do these unprivileged users write to /bin,/usr/bin,/lib,/usr/lib
> and the other "standard" locations?
> I will admit I don't know anything about it, other than what I have
> envisioned in my head. Bad assumptions on my part, I will admit.

The directories where files will be installed by package users will be 
part of the "install" group, which the package users are also part of, 
and group-writable, and sticky.

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