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Re: anyone using pkgsrc with NetBSD<1.5?
At 0:47 Uhr +0100 28.2.2010, Alistair Crooks wrote:
>> There are probably bigger obstacles than user(8) to deploying current on
>> old NetBSD versions... still, what about other target platforms? Does A/UX
>> ship with a compatible user(8)?
>we have pkgsrc/sysutils/user_darwin for darwin, don't know yet about
>a/ux, but user(8) itself includes some bsd-specific things, like
>pwd_mkdb, so it wouldn't just be a compile and run replacement.
Ah, okay - I hadn't thought of the intricacies of shadow password
implementation. Something that 4.4BSD got right early up, I guess, while
others were dragging their feet.
What would be the cost of keeping user(8), then, as opposed to point the
three remaining users to cvs attic, or dropping a
netbsd_pre_1_5_user_src.tar.gz somewhere on ftp.netbsd.org where nobody
will find it?
"It's never straight up and down" (DEVO)
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