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Re: password collection issues

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-08-15 15:46:15 CEST

On 8/14/06, David Everly <deckrider@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Karl, thanks for responding.
> It is looking to us like the issue is in HP-UX getpass(), whose man
> page indicates that it truncates what is entered to the first 8
> characters. This is from within apr, whose configure tests could not
> find getpassphrase, but only getpass.
> For our purposes, I'm editing the configure script for apr to not
> check for getpass, so that apr is forced to use its internally
> provided mechanism.
> I'm sure there is a better fix for this that what we did, but I'm not
> sure exactly what that would be.

Out of curiosity, what version of APR are you using? I recall simliar
problems showing up in the past, and I thought the APR configure
script had been modified to avoid getpass in that case, but I could be
wrong. Regardless, the right thing to do is to fix APR to not try and
use a known-broken getpass implementation.


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