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

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Nov 3 12:00:45 PST 2005

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

From: Dan Nelson <dnelson at>
To: Julien Gabel <jpeg at>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/88460: Import /usr/bin/getent from NetBSD.
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 13:59:31 -0600

 In the last episode (Nov 03), Julien Gabel said:
 > 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.
 I only verified that it works with both NIS and LDAP on 5.4 systems,
 but I would be surprised if there were any problems on other versions.
 It uses standard lookup functions.
 	Dan Nelson
 	dnelson at

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