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Bug 1649456 - Please drop (or rename) the mkpasswd binary.
Summary: Please drop (or rename) the mkpasswd binary.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: expect
Version: 29
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1649426
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-11-13 16:15 UTC by Björn 'besser82' Esser
Modified: 2018-11-26 09:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: expect-5.45.4-8.fc30
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Last Closed: 2018-11-26 08:52:43 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Björn 'besser82' Esser 2018-11-13 16:15:56 UTC
Description of problem:

  Please drop (or rename) the mkpasswd binary, since the "whois"
  package ships a more powerful variant of this.  The mkpasswd
  utility from the "expect" package is not more then a simple
  tcl wrapper around "/usr/bin/passwd".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Additional info:

  The mkpasswd binary from the "whois" package is currently the
  only tool, that supports most of the new and stronger passphrase
  hashes supplied by libxcrypt.

Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2018-11-15 12:11:04 UTC
Thanks, I didn't know about mkpasswd from whois. I would rather go with rename, because I consider mkpasswd from expect more like example expect script for educational purpose (one of many shipped within expect), than useful program.

Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2018-11-22 09:31:53 UTC
I've renamed the script to 'mkpasswd-expect' in Rawhide (expect-5.45.4-8.fc30). In my opinion it's not worth to propagate the change into older Fedora releases. 'whois-mkpasswd' can be renamed to 'mkpasswd' in Rawhide, it shouldn't conflict with expect anymore.

Comment 3 Petr Pisar 2018-11-26 09:58:24 UTC
Thanks. I renamed whois-mkpasswd package to mkpasswd in F30.

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