On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 6:46 AM, Aaron W. Swenson <titanof...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> On 2017-11-26 10:02, Benda Xu wrote:
>> Hi Patrick,
>> Patrick McLean <chutz...@gentoo.org> writes:
>> > I use portage as non-root all the time when developing and testing
>> > ebuilds, via the "ebuild" command.
>> The enewgroup and enewuser are used in pkg_* functions, as documented in
>> user.eclass _assert_pkg_ebuild_phase() function.  They require root to
>> execute.
>> So no worries, your workflow will not be affected.
> Actually, it will probably be better.
> You should now be able to do compilation and tests without having the
> user/group created. For example, dev-db/postgresql doesn’t need the
> postgres system user and group in order to successfully run through
> src_test and src_install. It just needs the user/group at run time.

Sounds like the enewuser call should be moved from pkg_setup to
pkg_postinst in that case.

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