[Pkg-shadow-devel] Reason for hard-coded group name length limit
vapier at gentoo.org
Sat Mar 14 11:04:53 UTC 2009
On Saturday 14 March 2009 04:14:56 Angel Tsankov wrote:
> File libmisc/chkname.c says that the 16-character limit on group name
> length is arbitrary:
> * Arbitrary limit for group names - max 16
> * characters (same as on HP-UX 10).
> if (strlen (name) > 16)
> return 0;
> RedHat seem to have already changed this limit to be the same as the limit
> user name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=56850
> Why is this limit still hard-coded? It could for instance, be configurable
> at build-time so that people can choose whatever fits their needs best.
if you read the latest svn code, you'll see that it's already been changed to
a configure flag
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