[Adduser-devel] Bug#391717: gender in /etc/passwd
rmh at aybabtu.com
Sun Oct 8 10:13:31 UTC 2006
Would it be possible to extend the 5th field of /etc/passwd to include gender
information? This is very useful for localised programs in languages that
make gender distinction. For example in Catalan, many sentences are constructed
differently when addressing a male than when addressing a female.
If you like the idea, I can send a patch for adduser.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2-amd64
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to ca_AD.UTF-8)
Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.4 Debian configuration management sy
ii passwd 1:220.127.116.11-3 change and administer password and
ii perl-base 5.8.8-6.1 The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis
adduser recommends no packages.
-- debconf information excluded
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