[Pkg-shadow-devel] Announce: shadow 4.1.0

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Wed Dec 26 13:59:43 UTC 2007


Thanks a lot for these patches.

On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 03:18:21PM +0100, pvrabec at redhat.com wrote:
> Could you look at attached patches, please.
> shadow-4.0.3-noinst.patch
>  - as you said before: "I'm not sure there is a distribution which choose to 
> distribute the shadow library"


> shadow-4.1.0-lOption.patch
> - redhat specific, but it doesn't break anything. It might be usefull in other 
> distros. It's up to you.


I've made some minor changes:
 * sort l between k and m
 * documentation, I did not mention RedHat.
   Maybe I should add notes for some options to indicate when/where they
   appeared and whether they are standard or not.
 * documentation, I mentioned the faillog, and indicated why lastlog and
   faillog are modified by default.

> shadow-
> - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=236871 (there are many private 
> comments :( )
> - basically it should faster #usereadd -u
> - do not run find_new_uid() twice and use getpwuid() to check
>   UID uniqueness

I could not access the bug log.
(I think for respect for customer or partner information; I did not find
any security related chunks in the patch)


(I did not apply it as is, because of the dependency on another patch),
but everything should be committed)

> shadow-
> - fix timestamps when moving home dirs to another file system
> - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=278571

I added a note in the changelog that it also changes the useradd behavior
(when copying the skel dir), but that should not be a problem.

Merry Christmas time to all

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