> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Alexander Hansen
> <alexanderk.hansen@... <mailto:alexanderk.hansen@...>> wrote:
> It didn't do the right thing for me, apparently:
> Adding user and group fink-bld for building packages unprivileged
> No packages to install.
> The core packages have been updated. You should now update the other
> using commands like 'fink update-all'.
> Alexanders-MacBook-Pro:my_fink hansen$ id fink-bld
> uid=4294967294(fink-bld) gid=4294967294(nobody)
> (OS 10.7.4, if it matters)
> Strange. It worked for me on 10.6.8. One difference I noticed between
> the passwd package and the new code is that the former adds the users
> and then the groups whereas the latter adds the fink-bld group and then
> the fink-bld user. I'm not really sure how, but this could be making the
> difference. I changed the order in my branch. Can you try again with the
> updated version? If that doesn't fix it, what happens if you delete the
> fink-bld user, but not the group?
On 10.6, on the other hand, from an absolutely identical fink checkout:
$ id fink-bld