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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report
Thursday July 31, 2003
Grargh, found another bug in FFR::Permissions. Not a particularly major one, it showed up as warnings about uninitialised variables when I was installing it (and running the minimal tests
:-) on a new machine. If the machine's users and groups are inconsistent - such as
/etc/group referring to a non-existent user - then you'll get warnings. This is Bad. Production code should never emit warnings like that. So I need to make it check the users and groups data in paranoid mode. I'll fix that at the same time as I add more tests (see a previous journal entry). Note that this bug does *not* cause anything to break under normal circumstances. It *might* break things if:
- your users/groups are broken, and
- you try to find files based on the permissions a non-existent user has on them
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