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/etc/passwd doesnt contain all users

A few packages that I've run across check /etc/passwd to see if a user
exists, and if not, creates them.

This can be a problem in systems that use alternate authentication
schemes, such as NIS, or LDAP.

Could any developers who do this please look at using an alternate
test, such as using /usr/bin/id, or /usr/bin/getent ?

Matt `dopey' Hope <dopey@debian.org>

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