Apache newusers command for multiple users

Trying to batch create create multiple users using the newusers command and reading data from a text file documented here:

When I run the command I get an error: Error in `newusers’: double free or corruption (!prev):

Works if there are only 2 users in that file, but any more throws an error. Seems to be a reported bug. Any work arounds or other solutions?

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It looks like that the bug should be fixed now:

Regards, Bobby