[fpc-devel] the libc unit on 64-bit systems

peter green plugwash at p10link.net
Fri Feb 1 19:23:19 CET 2008

> All I really use 'libc' for is to retrieve the user name and group
> name from the user and group id's of files.  As I said, it's not
> critical, I can always display the id's only.  Or maybe parse the
> /etc/groups and /etc/passwd files to get the names, but I heard that's
> not very accurate for some reason.
Really the only reliable way to get that information is to link with 
libc. Reading the files in /etc will work on a basic system but will 
fail if an alternate authentication system is in use.

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