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Re: Bug#15859: libc5 in stable is horribly broken (fwd)

On 12 Dec 1997, Andreas Jaeger wrote:

> Just use the libc functions setutent/getutent. They're available in
> both libc5 and glibc2.

Sorry... I'm using perl, and these functions are not avalible.. *sigh*

> If you're never writing/reading the files
> directly (opening them), you don't have problems. Even with
> glibc2/libc6 you shouldn't access the files directly and use the
> library functions always.

I know, but I do not have any options, the only thing I can do is reading
them directly...

> If you encounter a program that reads from or, even worse, writes to
> the UTMP and WTMP files directly, please report this as a bug to the
> author of that program.

*sigh* What can a poor perl proggrammer do...? :)

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