Chapter 3. How urpkg works

Table of Contents

Package user and package name
Generating a username
Finding the package user owning a file
Finding a package name
Installation groups and file permissions
The sticky bit
Package user groups
Owner and group of a package's file
Package directories
The configuration directory
The find script
The preinstall script
The postinstall scripts
Environment variables
Owned and added files
Which file belong to a package ?
What gets removed or listed ?
What about directories ?


This chapter details the concept behind urpkg and you should read it if you want to know exactly what is being done to your system e.g when you install a package. It also provides useful hint in the terminology that is used in this manual. Last but not least once you understand how things are done you will be better prepared to deal with the problems you might encounter when you install a program.