getpwent bug?

Ashish SHUKLA ashish at
Fri Jul 16 08:36:13 UTC 2010

Jens Rehsack writes:
> 2010/7/16 Dan Nelson <dnelson at>:


>> Try the following patch:

Thanks, I'll try it when I'm on my FreeBSD box.

> Can I do this without a full world rebuild? (I do not develop in FBSD actively).
> Otherwise I recommend (the test case was in OP) that someone with a
> separate test box tries it out and commit it etc.

I don't think you need full world rebuild, just rebuilding world should do it.

> I had to develop a workaround for all other boxes anyway.

As a workaround you can use setpwent(3).

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