[PATCH] fill_user_info: fake user info for 'root' if it can not be found

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Mon Feb 25 10:13:32 PST 2013

On segunda-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2013 18.03.06, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 25/02/13 15:14, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> > This should make make libdbus a bit more robust against bugs or
> > configuration errors. In particular, it should make it work on an empty
> > /etc or in case nss is broken, misconfigured or simply missing.
> This doesn't seem like something that ought to be wired into every
> sufficiently-low-level library and utility: if it needs to be
> configurable, then it needs to be configurable, and if it doesn't,
> shouldn't libc do this for you?

If NSS is misconfigured or missing or broken, isn't the system broken? No user 
will be able to log in, probably not even root. You'll need to start that 
system in recovery mode to fix it, in which case you probably don't need D-Bus.

What's more, I'd rather not carry this code inside the daemon and the library 
if it's only ever going to be useful for already-otherwise-broken systems or a 
handful of weird installations with no /etc. I'd accept the patch only if it's 
#ifdef'ed out by a configure-time option.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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