bin/96248: vipw fail on RO /etc

Maxim Konovalov maxim at
Mon Apr 24 19:20:18 UTC 2006

The following reply was made to PR bin/96248; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Maxim Konovalov <maxim at>
To: Alex Kozlov <spam at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/96248: vipw fail on RO /etc
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 23:16:01 +0400 (MSD)

 On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, 21:46+0300, Alex Kozlov wrote:
 > Hi, Maxim
 > No need to touch pw_util.
 > Have pw_tmp in one certain place will be nice, but different fs problem...
 > Hmm.
 > Much easier to teach vipw call PAGER if pw_edit fall on RO fs.
 > This patch can be accepted? If no, you may close PR.
 I haven't seen any patches yet but personally don't see much sense in
 such subtle mechanism.  I believe a simple script could solve the
 problem in your environment.
 Maxim Konovalov

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