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Bug 13511 - Proposal for new USE flag: tcb
Summary: Proposal for new USE flag: tcb
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-01-08 12:44 UTC by Joachim Blaabjerg (RETIRED)
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:17 UTC (History)
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Description Joachim Blaabjerg (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-01-08 12:44:03 UTC
I wrote a mail regarding this to -core, but there was no response. Trying again here! 
Another USE flag proposal. This flag (tcb) is supposed to control whether the  
alternative tcb password shadowing scheme is to be used. It's a fancy new  
scheme written by the Owl GNU/*/Linux guys (Nergal and Solar Designer,  
mainly), that allows passwd and friends to be setgid shadow instead of suid  
root. The only packages that are going to be affected by this is  
sys-libs/glibc, sys-libs/tcb (not commited yet) and sys-apps/shadow. Those  
are the ones I can remember off the top of my head, anyway. This will also  
control if blowfish encryption should be default in glibc's crypt(3). 
If it's accepted, there is no rush. It'll need some thorough testing on my  
behalf, and all the implementation details are not clear yet. It's post 1.4  
material anyway.
Comment 1 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-01-16 07:17:32 UTC
yes, post 1.4 you can add this