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Re: getpwent and duplicate names in /etc/master.passwd

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:03:27PM +0200, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
 > > Hi all,
 > > while looking at the code for getpwent, I stumbled across an
 > > inconsistency in the behavior of pwd_mkdb. If /etc/master.passwd
 > > contains a duplicate name (e.g. two lines for root), this is preserved
 > > in spwd.db, but not in /etc/passwd. Is there any reason for such
 > > behavior? Should pwd_mkdb reject installing the password file in first
 > > place?
 > I think it should reject the creation.
 > How can it happen in the first place unless by tweaking master.passwd by
 > hand anyway? This should be discouraged...


I think it should fail, yes.

David A. Holland

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