[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/leafnode2: fix news user check

Romain Naour romain.naour at openwide.fr
Sat Dec 27 20:52:14 UTC 2014

Le 27/12/2014 17:13, Thomas Petazzoni a écrit :
> Dear Romain Naour,
> On Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:38:11 +0100, Romain Naour wrote:
>> --enable-runas-user use 'news' as default but the configure stop
>> if news doesn't exist on the build host.
>> Use 'root' while cross-compiling
>> Signed-off-by: Romain Naour <romain.naour at openwide.fr>
>> ---
>>  package/leafnode2/leafnode2.mk | 6 +++++-
>>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> Applied, thanks. Here, leafnode2 does not start properly at boot time,
> it asks for a fully qualified host name in /etc/hosts. It would be good
> to add a default config file + init script to make leafnode2 work at
> least somewhat out of the box.
> Thanks!
> Thomas
Honestly, I haven't runtime tested leadnode2.
I just checked why the build has stopped during a random build.

The configure script run the command: id -u news:
a=`$ID -u $RUNAS_USER`
if test -z "$a" ; then
    as_fn_error $? "user $RUNAS_USER does not exist. Please add this user before building leafnode.
                  Most systems have man adduser or man useradd to tell you how to do this." "$LINENO" 5

This test is used to print a warning because it expect a native
WARNING: user $RUNAS_USER cannot be used to run leafnode for security reasons.
Be sure to configure run_as_user to an unprivileged user, else leafnode will not run."

I'm adding Bernd to cc since it use leadnode2.

Best regards,

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