mkpasswd & mkgroup

Pierre A. Humblet
Tue Feb 25 15:14:00 GMT 2003

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> What is the impact for setup.exe?  In my eyes the change is fine
> and could be kept this way.  

OK, that's fine with me too. 

> It wouldn't require any change to
> setup.exe and *especially* it would'n be good to change mkpasswd
> and mkgroup for a short period of time just to revert the patch
> a few days (I'm an optimist) later.

I agree, but the impact on users is minimal, as long as the /etc/passwd
file is initialized correctly. 
The postinstall script MUST be changed anyway for the new
setup and it is as easy to change it to "-l only" as to "-l -c"
(as written currently it would erroneously run as -d even on isolated
> So, either we just keep mkpasswd and mkgroup now as it is, or we
> make sure that setup.exe won't rely on the -c flag in the next
> version but just uses -l as today.

Fine, let's change mkpasswd. 


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