bin/88460: Import /usr/bin/getent from NetBSD.

Julien Gabel jpeg at
Thu Nov 3 11:30:25 PST 2005

The following reply was made to PR bin/88460; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Julien Gabel" <jpeg at>
To: "Dan Nelson" <dnelson at>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/88460: Import /usr/bin/getent from NetBSD.
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 20:25:55 +0100 (CET)

 >>Number:         88460
 >>Category:       bin
 >>Synopsis:       Import /usr/bin/getent from NetBSD
 >>Confidential:   no
 >>Severity:       non-critical
 >>Priority:       low
 >>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
 >>State:          open
 >>Class:          change-request
 >>Submitter-Id:   current-users
 >>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 03 17:20:12 GMT 2005
 >>Originator:     Dan Nelson
 >>Release:        FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE i386
 > The Allant Group
 > System: FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #415: Wed
 > Oct 26 12:24:22 CDT 2005
 > zsh at i386
 > I miss the getent command, which is available in a lot of other OSes.
 > This is NetBSD's version, which builds cleanly with only some include
 > changes.
 Yes, i vote for this one!  Since you provide a patch, i just want to say
 that if the `getent' command finally reach the FreeBSD tree, my old PR
 bin/79903 requesting this particular inclusion (but without a patch) may
 be closed too.  FYI, the proposed modifications seems ok on both RELENG_6
 and -CURRENT machines (tested in a local[1] environment).  Thank you very
 much, Dan.
 [1] i.e. without a NIS or LDAP respositories.  Can do the test tomorrow
 though, if someone is interested.

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