Bug 1001

Summary: getpwent()/yp broken on sparc?
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: torstei
Component: glibcAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 5.2   
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Hardware: sparc   
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Last Closed: 1999-05-31 20:46:29 UTC Type: ---
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Description torstei 1999-01-31 14:12:32 UTC
getpwent() seems to be broken in RedHat 5.2 /sparc,
it will correctly return passwd-entries from both
the /etc/passwd file and the yp database, but it will
return an extra line containing the "+" line from
/etc/passwd, and this crashes finger (and possibly
other programs as well).

The bug is demonstrated by the following program
on my system (SS/2 running 5.2 using yp), look for a line
with "+::0:0:::" in the output.

#include <pwd.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    struct passwd * pwd;

    pwd = getpwent();
    while(pwd != NULL) {
        pwd = getpwent();

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-05-31 20:46:59 UTC
This problem does not occur in Red Hat 6.0.