generating /etc/passwd and /etc/group for domians with users with cyrillic names

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Apr 10 09:46:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 10:39:21PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
> Hi!
>   currently, mkpasswd and mkgroup print garbage if user name or group
> name contains cyrillic symbols. attached patch fixes that.

Hi Egor,

I'm somewhat surprised about that patch and pretty curious.
I had a look into the patch and basically it changes two

- calling WideCharToMultiByte instead of wcstombs
- drops using wcslen.

Why is that needed? What is the problem with the original functions?


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