Subject: bin/2527: vipw still is not able to re-edit passwd file
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/07/1996 22:09:20
>Number:         2527
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       vipw still is not able to re-edit passwd file
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jun  7 16:50:03 1996
>Originator:     Matthias Scheler
Matthias Scheler
>Release:        1.2_ALPHA
System: NetBSD sandra 1.2_ALPHA NetBSD 1.2_ALPHA (SANDRA) #0: Fri Jun 7 15:06:39 MET DST 1996 tron@sandra:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/SANDRA i386

Some days ago I reported that "vipw" will abort the attempt to re-edit the
passwd file because it was deleted meanwhile by util.lib/pw_mkdb(). But
the fix wasn't successful it just changes the problem. "vipw" now reports
the passwd file is busy if you try to re-edit it.

1.) Type "vipw" from a shell.
2.) Add an invalid user entry.
3.) Answer "y" if "vipw" asks wether you want to re-edit the file.

I was correct, it's not so easy. :-)