llimport(8): Import lastlog into utmpx

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 20:47:59 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Ed Schouten <ed at 80386.nl> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think not long after I replaced utmp with utmpx, I got requests to add
> utilities to convert the old utmp databases to the new formats. I added
> wtmpcvt(1) for /var/log/wtmp*, but I didn't add any tools for the other
> databases. Even though it's a bit overdue (more than one year later?), I
> think it wouldn't be a bad idea to add a utility to import lastlog for
> people who are going to upgrade from 7.x/8.x to 9.0.
> I've written a utility called llimport(8), which imports entries from
> lastlog into utx.lastlogin for users which do not already have an entry
> in the latter. I've also added an rc-script, which executes llimport
> when /var/log/lastlog is present and renames the old database to
> /var/log/lastlog.old.
> Any objections if I commit the following patch to HEAD one of these
> days? I will remove it from HEAD not long after we release 9.0, since an
> upgrade from 8.x to 10.x should go through 9.x anyway.
>        http://80386.nl/pub/llimport.txt
> It would be nice if someone could look at the rc script. I think it
> should be okay, but it's not a part of the tree I'm familiar with.

    Is this a one time change? If so, wouldn't it make more sense to
put this into mergemaster(8) instead of rc(5)?

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