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Re: post installation and reboot tasks (was Re: diskles-image-*)

On Thu, Jan 06, 2000 at 12:37:15PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Mike Touloumtzis wrote:
> > I often feel that the new username prompt is insufficiently
> > newbie-proofed on Linux installs.  A suggested modification
> > follows (I'm not crazy about the wording; it's the content
> > I care about).  I'm assuming that the eight-character
> > restriction is still a good idea; please yank it if this has
> > been fixed.
> As far as I know, debian works ok with longer usernames, you can log in
> using the full username, and generally work without problems (some places it
> will be truncated in displays, of course). I've added your text except for
> that.

Cool.  I did a little research, and apparently libc6 supports up to 128
characters (libc5 was limited to 8 for at least some things), so the only
issues are (1) utilities, most of which I imagine are fixed by now, and
(2) interop with other Unices, which isn't really a newbie thing anyway.


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