Attempting to run the SFS file system toolkit (http://www.fs.net/). As I executed
./configure, an error shows with message
configure: error: Create sfs user/group or use --with-sfsuser/--with-sfsgroup. I have correctly appended a group and password in
/etc/passwd, as per the instruction:
echo "sfs:*:7878:7878::0:0:SFS User:/Users/sfs:/bin/false" | sudo niload -p passwd /
echo "sfs:*:7878:" | sudo niload -p group /
where I manually modified those files since
niload command is outdated.
I did some searching and found macOS doesn’t use
/etc/passwd. So then I used
dseditgroup to create a group named “sfs:*:7878:”, still, doesn’t work. Here what is confusing me is the difference between an “SFS group” as described in the instruction and a normal “group”, and the point of 7878 (which I guess would be some port?) used in the command, but no more definition or explanation can be found on the website.
--with-sfsgroup parameter only causes the program to crash more early. Somebody has an idea on what might be happening?