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Re: /etc/passwd doesnt contain all users

On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 01:36:19AM -0600, Matt Hope wrote:

> 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 ?

File bugs against these packages telling them to use getent.

 - mdz

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