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Postings from November 1999
From: Jochen Wiedmann
November 26, 1999 14:43
Message ID: 383F0CDE.B5901D5E@ispsoft.de
to quote "perldoc perlfunc":
Shadow password files are only supported if your vendor has
implemented them in the intuitive fashion that calling the
regular C library routines gets the shadow versions if you're
running under privilege. Those that incorrectly implement a
separate library call are not supported.
I don't know what "incorrectly" precisely means, I can only
say that from my experience getspnam was always required.
This applies to both Linux and Solaris.
Is there any reason for not supporting getspnam? If not, would
patches be accepted? Would automatic calls be preferred or
by Jochen Wiedmann