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Re: recent etch upgrade... sashroot (uid=0) started to impersonate uid=0 (root)

>>>>> "Pierre" == Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> writes:

    Pierre>   I totally agree with that. the _gnu libc_ getpwuid
    Pierre> implementation is nothing, even not a de facto
    Pierre> standard. I'm almost sure it does not behave the same on
    Pierre> other OS'es.

I suspect you will find it behaves in much the same way on all Unix
like operating systems, unless caching is used or /etc/passwd has been
replaced with a db file or database (do any OS do this by default?).

Unfortunately, like it or not, many people have seen it as a de-facto
standard - if this is a defacto standard we want to preserve or not is
another matter.
Brian May <bam@snoopy.debian.net>

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