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Re: Intent to fix base-passwd


sorry for being such a nuisance :-/

On Wed, Jun 03, 1998 at 11:20:52PM +0200, Christian Meder wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 03, 1998 at 10:18:40AM +0100, James Troup wrote:
> > Christian Meder <meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de> writes:
> > 
> > > while testing the base packages I hit the critical bugs surrounding
> > > the update-passwd binary contained in base-passwd.
> > 
> > Uh, which critical bugs?  --sanity-check now works as expected, is run
> > by default and update-passwd is no longer run automatically, it has to
> > be run by the user if it is to be used.
> Ok. So 19839, 19946 and the related passwd bug 21275 should be
> considered fixed ? 

James, you downgraded 19839 and 19946. Could you downgrade 21275 as well ?
> I agree totally. My only remaining concern is the fact that
> update-passwd was intended as helper utility to keep passwd/group
> uptodate but it's still somewhat broken. passwd/group are no conffiles
> anymore. Everybody who upgrades won't notice that passwd/group have
> changed because the usual 'want to keep your version of conffile'-kind
> of dialog won't happen anymore. update-passwd isn't run by default,
> too. The majority of systems will keep their bo-passwd/group files
> because the users aren't notified that passwd/group have changed.
> I checked the diff: msql, gnats and amanda will be affected (msql
> entry missing, gnats entry wrong and backup entry wrong). 
> Suggestions what to do ?

Still an open question how to notify the users during upgrade.



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.
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