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Bug 200949 - sys-apps/slocate-2.7-r8 requires impossible group rename
Summary: sys-apps/slocate-2.7-r8 requires impossible group rename
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-12-01 19:25 UTC by Timothy Stotts
Modified: 2007-12-02 20:41 UTC (History)
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Description Timothy Stotts 2007-12-01 19:25:10 UTC
If the group 'slocate' exists on the current system, emerge sys-apps/slocate-2.7-r8 dies with a message to rename the group 'slocate' to 'locate'.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
The system in question is a client on an "NIS" network with a heterogeneous  cluster of systems. The groups 'slocate' and 'locate' are needed to both exist due to the needs of other systems.

Actual Results:  
The ebuild fails to emerge due to both groups existing.

Expected Results:  
Please modify pkg_setup() of this ebuild to have an option to install without strict group checking. Thanks!

    # just use 'locate' group and ignore presence of 'slocate' group
    NO_GROUP_CHECK='1' emerge slocate
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-01 22:50:24 UTC
Yeah, so rename it...
Comment 2 Timothy Stotts 2007-12-02 00:30:33 UTC
I have software that *requires* the presence of both groups.
Perhaps this ebuild should be modified to permit this case?

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.
Comment 4 Timothy Stotts 2007-12-02 20:41:26 UTC
thank you too.  works great.