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Bug#4585: passwd is not NIS compatible

> I can't duplicate this.  On my system, `+kubla::::::' gets replaced
> with `+kubla::0:0:::'.  People knowledgable about NIS told me that was
> ok.

My bug-report was inaccurate:

It happens when passwd encounters a "+kubla" entry (without colons).
Then it will insert something like:


chosing apparently random values for uid/gid. The installed libc version
is 5.2.18-11.

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