Subject: Re: bin/26616
To: Hauke Fath <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/21/2005 13:15:21
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On 2005.09.21 14:03:51 +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
| Rui Paulo wrote:
| >On 2005.09.21 13:25:32 +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
| >| The patch is ugly, and maps will have to be changed again when moving =
| >| the next release
| >
| >I have to admit that I didn't read the patch carefully.
| The problem is that many of the parties involved in processing the amd=20
| map handle the escaping backslashes specially. You'll end up with=20
| '\\\/\\\/' for two backslashes in the case of a file map, and=20
| '\\\\\\/\\\\\\/' for a NIS map. And of course you then cannot mix file=20
| and NIS maps.

Yes, I read the problem report, but not the patch :-)

| >| Since you seem to think about updating am-utils in -current: Do you ha=
| >| any idea how much work it'd take to create an am-utils package? That=
| >| would be nice to have both for older NetBSD releases and for testing n=
| >| am-utils releases before importing.
| >
| >It should be easy,=20
| Sounds good...
| > but right now pkgsrc is in freeze.
| If I got around to do it (which may happen since all the clients here=20
| are running netbsd-2) the pkg would start out in pkg-wip, anyway.

Also, please note that the am-utils software in the base system is
slighty modified (mostly replaces of sprintf and NetBSD-specific quirks).

		-- Rui Paulo

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