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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: dbmmanage
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:05:27 GMT


On 06/07/2016 06:39 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> In troubleshooting something with dbmmanage, I came across this:
> 
> http://marc.info/?l=fedora-extras-commits&m=137148193030744&w=2
> 
> I'm sure there's more context here that I haven't unearthed yet, but
> does anyone (Joe?) happen to remember what the comment "zombie
> dbmmanage" means here? Is dbmmanage deprecated in some way that we
> should reflect in the docs?
> 
> dbmmanage has some functionality that is lacking in htdbm - in
> particular, the ability to import a plain text htpasswd style password
> file. However, the script httxt2dbm fills that need, which is presumably
> (usually) a one-time thing, rather than ongoing maintenance, so that's ok.

Hmm. I take that back. httxt2dbm doesn't handle this case - it's for
files formatted for rewritemap. So converting text password files to dbm
isn't something we have a (simple) solution for other than dbmmanage.


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