Honing "More Control and Package Users"

Kevin Buckley kevin.m.buckley at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 23:01:26 PDT 2010

On 5 August 2010 15:38, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not that it makes any difference to this discussion, but I prefer to use
> /usr/src/(pkgname)/ for source tarballs.  I sometimes build there and
> sometimes in /tmp

Some of "my rules for my distro":

I refine that slightly and go with




so that there's a differentiation between the "system" (--prefix=/usr) and the
"local"  packages. (Some BLFS packages are "system").

I recall it was useful to be able to just mount a source hierachcy on

In terms of the Package User UID/GIDs, I recall I also started the "system" ones
at 2000 and the local" ones at 3000.

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