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From: Paul Pomes <>
To: krb5-bugs@MIT.EDU
Subject: send-pr/krb5-send-pr must be manually changed on YP systems
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>Number: 322
>Category: krb5-misc
>Synopsis: send-pr can't list passwd file on YP systems
>Confidential: no
>Severity: serious
>Priority: medium
>Responsible: tlyu
>State: closed
>Class: sw-bug
>Submitter-Id: unknown
>Arrival-Date: Mon Dec 23 17:23:00 EST 1996
>Last-Modified: Wed Mar 19 18:30:01 EST 1997
>Originator: Paul Pomes
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>Release: 1.0
Sparc-20, Solaris 2.4
System: SunOS zelkova 5.4 Generic_101945-27 sun4m sparc

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On YP systems the send-pr internal command

# How to read the passwd database.
PASSWD="cat /etc/passwd"

will yield a null or very short password file. It needs to use

# How to read the passwd database.
PASSWD="ypcat passwd"

on systems where YP is active for passwords. Some routine that
can query for /etc/nsswitch.conf settings would be the most general
fix for Solaris systems.

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By inspection
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Not obvious.
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Responsible-Changed-From-To: krb5-unassigned->tlyu
Responsible-Changed-By: tlyu
Responsible-Changed-When: Wed Mar 19 18:28:28 1997

mine now

State-Changed-From-To: feedback-closed
State-Changed-By: tlyu
State-Changed-When: Wed Mar 19 18:28:46 1997

followups should go to krb5-misc/400

From: Tom Yu <tlyu@MIT.EDU>
Cc: krb5-bugs@MIT.EDU
Subject: Re: krb5-misc/322: send-pr can't list passwd file on YP systems
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 18:28:14 -0500

It seems that this is a result of more subtle problems with the way
GNATS works.

We're working on it.

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