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Bug 372285 - app-admin/makepasswd-1.10 does not support the option "--crypt-md5"
Summary: app-admin/makepasswd-1.10 does not support the option "--crypt-md5"
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-06-19 18:13 UTC by Sergey Gusarov
Modified: 2018-11-25 10:29 UTC (History)
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Description Sergey Gusarov 2011-06-19 18:13:41 UTC
makepasswd - this is a very old program(1998 year in the man page) and not supported by anyone other than Debian. We can assume the current version of Debian is the upstream.
The option "--crypt-md5" is known in other linux-distros for a long time. Strange that it does not exist in Gentoo. Patch from Debian is adding support for this option.

Reproducible: Always

Expected Results:  
Patch from (makepasswd_1.10-5.diff.gz) added to makepasswd ebuild.
Comment 1 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-06-21 00:38:51 UTC
I agree with the crypt output feature, but disagree with the switch from /dev/random to /dev/urandom