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Bug 1001 - getpwent()/yp broken on sparc?
getpwent()/yp broken on sparc?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-01-31 09:12 EST by torstei
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-31 16:46:29 EDT
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Description torstei 1999-01-31 09:12:32 EST
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 16:46:59 EDT
This problem does not occur in Red Hat 6.0.

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