hi all,

from my own experience i know user nobody is 99 and group nobody is the
same on linux, but BSDs seem to have another convention there. on a
FreeBSD box i looked at right now nobody was user 65534 or so.

as chris mcdonough remarked earlier in this thread, it is much more
important to get acquanted to your version of tar and use it so that
your untarring user gets ownership. there is no way anyone could package
up a zope distribution to make the ownerships suitable for all possible
users out there.

i think common sense is, as always, a better guide than expecting that
things will magically be perfect.

jens



> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of
> Steve Alexander
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 06:40
> To: Alexandre A. Drummond Barroso
> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] Zope 2.1.6 packages
> 
> 
> "Alexandre A. Drummond Barroso" wrote:
> > 
> > It would be a good idea to change the user/group that
> > owns any file in the Zope tree to nobody.nobody before
> > packaging the product (src and linux packages) instead
> > of delivering with user 509. When this user number is
> > already used, and someone is testing Zope as a simple
> > user (not root) the user can loose the control of the
> > files when unpack the package. Anyway, it's a simple
> > task and will take almost no time from you.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> 
> 
> Is nobody always user/group 99 on unix systems in general?
> 
> --
> Steve Alexander
> Software Engineer
> Cat-Box limited
> http://www.cat-box.net
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