[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#857803: Bug#857803: shadow: Make the sp_lstchg shadow field reproducible.

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Sun Apr 9 09:07:38 UTC 2017

Serge E. Hallyn wrote:

> looks ok to me, although, would it be better to fall back to time(NULL)
> if the env variable is invalid?

In my experience it is far superior to explicitly error out in this

It's much better end-user debugging experience than the build "silently"
not being reproducible if (for whatever reason) S_D_E is invalid, especially
in terms of preventing regressions early.

> Do you want to submit this as a patch to upstream at
> github.com/shadow-maint/shadow ?

Very happy to once I get an ACK on the above.


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