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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [merlin][newbie] Can't build from tree
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2003 20:52:07 GMT

Steven Harris wrote:

> Another OS X issue is that in OS X /etc/passwd is not the system of 
> record. 

That's ok - what we can do is to update Env.java to do whatever is 
needed that is specific to the OS X platform.

> I can work around this by forcing it's update via "nidump passwd / > 
> /etc/passwd"
> but I'm not sure what the standard way of dealing with this 
> incompatibility is. 

Alex should be around soon - it will be simpler to ask him what we need 
to resolve. Basically the problem is occuring under the 
getUnixUserShell() operation - it appears that we need to do som special 
handling for OS X.



Stephen J. McConnell

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