Bug 184159 - webalizer username exceeds 8 chars
webalizer username exceeds 8 chars
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: webalizer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2006-03-06 17:28 EST by Dax Kelson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-16 10:01:03 EDT
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Description Dax Kelson 2006-03-06 17:28:17 EST
Description of problem:

The username "webalizer" is 9 characters in length and violates a long
standing convention of 8 character maximum username lengths.

This has a real world impact in the output of the "ls" and "ps" commands.
Besides the visual glitches and mis-alignments from those commands, they are
often used as input to shell scripts which might mis-execute when their input

Additionally, old tar and cpio may not deal well with username > 8 chars.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2006-06-16 10:01:03 EDT
Well, then I could argue that the ls and ps commands should be fixed then?  I
can't really see that this is a problem worth the hassle of changing the
username for.

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