On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 07:44:10AM -0600, Kinzel, David wrote:
> Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx> said,
> >NIS detection wasn't tested on machines without NIS enabled,
> >so many tests are
> >failing on non-NIS machines. the _yp_active function has no
> >specific return
> >value so always evaluates as 0 (active) and the "_cat_passwd"
> >function is
> >called from within an awk script which is not valid as the
> >shell may run with a
> >sanitised environment. Hence the functions do not need
> >specific export calls,
> >either, as unsanitised subshells will automatically inherit
> >the parent's
> Is there any reason why getent passwd/group cannot be used for these, as
> it would get local and nss defined accounts? This would add support for
> people using LDAP as well.
If you want your test box to use this stuff, then feel free to
submit patches that support this.
In general, though, I think that running anything other than a
single user account on a filesystem test box is not necessary - you
don't want random users to be able to log in to the machine you are
running potentially destructive tests on.