Subject: Re: pwdb busy
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Robert Black <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/25/1997 16:25:58
On Jun 24,  6:41pm, Andrew Brown wrote:
> Subject: Re: pwdb busy
> >The Right Thing, IMHO, is for chfn to save information about the one
> >line it is editing at the start and to check to make sure the line it
> >is changing is unchanged after the user enters the new data and the
> >lock has been made -- it should bail out if a change occurred to that
> >line in the interim. As I noted, changes to other lines aren't
> >important.
> that would be about it.  and it doesn't even need to save the entire
> line, just the gecos and shell info.  ideally, root would even be able
> to change your username and chfn shouldn't care, since your uid would
> still be the same.  :)

Argghh, no. That would break hideously on multiple accounts with the same uid.