Re: Bug#824594: please support DPKG_ROOT in base-files' postinst
On Wed, 18 May 2016, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> How about another approach to chown? Since user ids are never changed to
> base-passwd and we know that base-passwd is available during package
> build, we could do the name -> id lookup at package build time. Would
> you like a patch implementing that?
I'd like to see that the idea is useful first. That's why I suggest
to make a private repository with modified packages.
Please don't concentrate your efforts on this package alone. I said
that I would keep the bug open for reference, but I don't plan to
apply the patch very soon. Maybe I apply only to experimental, or
maybe I just add the DPKG_ROOT variable for a start so that you don't
have to modify it a lot for your private repository.