[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: perl getpwnam returns x

Kirk Ismay wrote:
> I have just copied one of my perl programs from an old slink system to a 
> new machine running potato. Its a perl program for managing users and such.
> On slink, getpwnam(foo) returns the hash for the password, on potato i get 
> an x.
> Both are using shadow passwords.
> Perl Version on slink:
> perl, version 5.004_04
> Perl Version on potato:
> perl, version 5.005_03
> Any suggestions would be helpful. I'm running the script as root in both 
> cases from a cron job.

getpwnam.passwd = x as it is written in /etc/passwd.
getspwnam.passwd = encrypted password.

That's how I seem to recall it works in C so it should work the same way
in Perl.



A mathematician is a machine for converting coffee into theorems.

Please always Cc to me when replying to me on the lists.

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Reply to: