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Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:05:53 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: prepare()

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 05:00:03PM +0200, magnum wrote:
> On 2012-07-13 08:51, Solar Designer wrote:
> > 1. Parsing of /etc/master.passwd format files is broken in jumbo.  1.7.9
> > release (and older releases) would extract GECOS, home directory, and
> > shell out of /etc/master.passwd format files in typical cases, whereas
> > jumbo would not.  (My patch preserves and enhances this functionality.)
> > 
> > I understand that the way this was implemented was hackish and unclear
> > (there was no comment), so no wonder it got dropped when someone else
> > reworked the code.  (I've made it cleaner and added a comment now.)
> In the bleeding branch, while merging other core changes, I have
> re-enabled some features that was commented out or otherwise lost in
> Jumbo. If this is not one of those things (I don't remember the
> details), I'll keep it in mind when merging your core changes. This
> merge will incorporate tons of head-scratching anyway and I will
> definitely need it to be audited by you and Jim afterwards.

bleeding-jumbo currently lacks support for /etc/master.passwd format
files just like magnum-jumbo does.


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