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Gurusamy Sarathy
November 26, 1999 14:59
Re: getspnam-support
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On Fri, 26 Nov 1999 23:42:38 +0100, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>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
>explicit calls?

perlfunc is probably outdated.  Did you try out perl 5.005_57 or
later on your system?  Development versions do call getspnam()
if available.


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