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W maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group

All reports of maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script appears to manually parse /etc/passwd or /etc/group instead of using the getent(1) utility to display entries.

This bypasses the Name Service Switch (NSS), avoiding querying centralised or networked user databases such as LDAP, etc.

Refer to the getent(1) manual page and the nss(5) manual page for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

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