Subject: Re: using long usernames
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 02/24/2003 12:35:46
What do I need to tweak before I recompile?
On 24 Feb 2003, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Date: 24 Feb 2003 12:31:42 -0500
> From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: using long usernames
> "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I set up a machine running NetBSD 1.6 on a Sparc station 20. I then
> > migrated all the users from a mandrake linux system to it. The problem I
> > am having is there are a large number of users that have user names of 17
> > characters or more. In NetBSD I am only able to get people with user names
> > of 16 characters or less to work.
> That is correct. We only support 16 characters or less as shipped. You
> could tweak a few things and recompile your whole system, at the cost
> of being somewhat ABI incompatible with other people's machines.