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Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 11:38:51 -0400
From: <rs904c@...scape.net>
To: <john-users@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: RE: John the Ripper v1.8.0.9-jumbo-1-bleeding (Bleeding version on 2017-09-01), compiled for windows, on the custom-builds site

I'm not really sure how to do that. Can you point me to some directions on that?



-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Dittrich [mailto:frank.dittrich@...lbox.org] 
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2017 11:29 AM
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [john-users] John the Ripper v1.8.0.9-jumbo-1-bleeding (Bleeding version on 2017-09-01), compiled for windows, on the custom-builds site

Hi Robrt,

Am 03.09.2017 um 17:17 schrieb rs904c@...scape.net:
> Version: 1.8.0.9-jumbo-1-bleeding


Could you clone the git repository, and build from within your local repository?

Then, the version string would show something like

Version: 1.8.0.6-jumbo-1-3229-g9bb5e94


This means, the binary was built using git commit 9bb5e94, which is 3229 commits after release 1.8.0.6-jumbo-1.
The actual commit id would be really useful in case of bug reports.

BTW:
The "Version: 1.8.0.9-jumbo-1-bleeding" version string when built outside a git repository is somewhat misleading.

It looks "newer" than the "1.8.0.6-jumbo-1-3229-g9bb5e94", but it isn't.
Instead, this version string has been unchanged since 2016-07-08.
So, we never know if a user is running a more or less current binary or a binary which is more than one year old.


Regards

Frank


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