Subject: bin/2566: pwd_mkdb works only on /etc/*, sucks when setting up ~ftp
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/24/1996 22:58:24
>Synopsis: pwd_mkdb works only on /etc/*, sucks when setting up ~ftp
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Mon Jun 24 17:20:02 1996
>Originator: Hubert Feyrer
FH Regensburg, Germany
System: NetBSD smaug 1.1 NetBSD 1.1 (SMAUG) #4: Tue May 14 20:58:29 MET DST 1996 feyrer@smaug:/tmp_mnt/grizu/usr3/usr_src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/SMAUG sparc
When setting up ~ftp, one needs /etc/pwd.db in order to get
the ls-command working (not /etc/passwd, as stated by the ftpd
man page, i'll send-pr this seperately). Now when building
that pwd.db from a stripped-down version of the full /etc/master.passwd,
it's not too easy getting the pwd.db done.
cp /etc/master.passwd ~ftp/etc
pwd_mkdb -p ~ftp/etc/master.passwd
-> nukes your /etc/*
Add a switch to pwd_mkdb to specify the directory where the files
pwd.db, spwd.sb and (if -p is also given) passwd are generated.
Also, if giving a dir is not optimal (as probably all those file
names are read from header files and as such include the "/etc"),
a root-directory instead of a directory might be given, in the
case of ftpd then ~ftp.