[Adduser-devel] Bug#391717: gender in /etc/passwd

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Sun Oct 8 10:13:31 UTC 2006

Package: adduser
Version: 3.97
Severity: wishlist


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: 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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