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Intent to fix base-passwd


while testing the base packages I hit the critical bugs surrounding the
update-passwd binary contained in base-passwd. 

I want to introduce a -n flag to update-passwd which prints out the
proposed changes to /etc/passwd and /etc/group without actually
executing them (debug mode). I try to take care of the NIS and shadow
stuff. The postinst should be changed to something along the lines:

update-passwd --sanity-check
update-passwd -n
Ask user if changes are ok.
If yes

Any objections and/or other proposals how to fix the critical bugs ?


Christian Meder, email: meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de

What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows, 
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
                      (Henry David Thoreau)

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