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Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 10:57:07 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Add john.local.conf to release-Jumbo

Just what part of Makefile would delete the file?
BTW you don't have write access to the repo, please send a patch.


On 2012-06-17 08:38, Elijah [W&P] wrote:
> One thing - PROJ_WIN32 section in makefile has no "../run/john.local.conf"
> so file gets deleted on every "make clean" and not recreated while cygwin
> handles "touching" a file well.
> Tried to push a commit onto john-bleeding, not sure how it went, hoping for
> best :)
> On 11 June 2012 01:38, magnum<>  wrote:
>> On 05/29/2012 10:22 PM, magnum wrote:
>>> I was thinking we might want to do one of these:
>>> Add an .include<john.local.conf>   to the end of john.conf, and have the
>>> Makefile create an empty such file if it does not exist. Personally, I'd
>>> then add all my personal stuff in john.local.conf and the john.conf
>>> would be much easier to "sync" with the release version.
>>> Or alternatively:
>>> Add the same line to john.conf but also add a cludge in config.c so we
>>> never complain if that file does not exist.
>>> Or, perhaps:
>>> Do not even add that line to john.conf, but always source any
>>> john.local.conf file, if we found one.
>>> What do you think?
>> Excellent, I'll do as I please then. I went with the first option: When
>> building, john.local.conf will be created (empty) if it does not exist. But
>> it will never be overwritten and no release tarball should ever contain
>> that file.
>> Also, I committed some other changes I thought are undisputable: Create a
>> rules section "Extra" for the, until now, commented-out rules of Single
>> mode. Also, add new rules "Single-Extra" (consisting of Single plus Extra)
>> and "Jumbo" (consisting of *all* rules we have, including NT). I wanted to
>> preserve the name "All" for local use, that's why I used "Jumbo" instead.
>> magnum

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