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Re: upgrading base-passwd

Base-passwd could indeed be improved to merge entries in to an existing
password file. I think the maintainer (Philippe Troin) could use some
script help on this - he has his hands full just allocating UIDs and
GIDs. Guy Maor said he might be able to help with the script, but as
Debian FTP archive manager he's a busy Guy :-) . Anyone else want to
give it a try? It's something you need to be _very_ careful with.
Clobbering some poor user's passwd file would not be appreciated.


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