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

On Sun, 24 Jun 2012, David Holland wrote:

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.

We're not supposed to edit the password file by hand?

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