> > Hmm. My box took long usernames from the get-go. Have you tried to create > > a long name and had it fail? This install of mine is over a year old. > Nobody forbids you to use long user names on a GNU system. It's just > probable that some software on other systems will fail when handed a >8 > username. Have you found any such software ? And it should just require a recompile if the defines where used right.