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Re: (ITS#3737) Patch to passwd backend

On Fri, 20 May 2005, Pierangelo Masarati wrote:

> What about having (inetOrg)person + posixAccount instead?  My concern is that
> account + posixAccount does not allow some of the attributes previously
> present in back-passwd (e.g. sn, which was actually required by person) and
> thus could break existing deployments.  person + posixAccount would only add
> attributes without breking the objectClass inheritance chain with respect to
> the currently released software.

That sounds like a good idea, and is the way that I should have done it.

> The posixAccount extras could be associated
> to the presence of a configure switch (and posixAccount could simply replace
> the uidObject class).

Are you saying that a configure option would select between returning
posixAccount and uidObject?

I suppose I should patch against HEAD instead of 2.2.26, as this is an

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