[Slackbuilds-users] users and groups

Andrzej Telszewski atelszewski at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 21:29:27 UTC 2019

On 27/12/2019 20:36, Marcelo Caballero via SlackBuilds-users wrote:
> Hello,
> All of the SlackBuilds that required to have a user and group they 
> implement a restriction that prevents the script to continue if the user 
> or group is missing.
> I searched the FAQ and the wiki but I was unavailable to find anything 
> related about this.
> For example from the avahi readme: "First, be sure you have an "avahi" 
> user and group. Do this *before* you install the avahi package."
> So that means that we can run the SlackBuild without a user and group 
> and then before we install the package we can add the user and group.
> But the SlackBuild will fail without user/group...
> This prevents one to build the package in a different machine (without 
> to worry about users and groups) and then transfer the package and 
> install it to the preferred machine.
> Also any custom script or tool for building packages it would fail 
> without to modified the SlackBuild first and remove the user and group 
> restriction.
> Regards Marcelo

Hi Marcelo,

But even if you remove the restriction on the need to have the 
user/group present, you will encounter another problem.

That is, package creation will fail during the moment the SlackBuild 
wants to adjusts some paths (dirs, files) to be owned by the particular 

Best regards / Pozdrawiam,
Andrzej Telszewski

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