Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:05:53 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: prepare() On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 05:00:03PM +0200, magnum wrote: > On 2012-07-13 08:51, Solar Designer wrote: > > 1. Parsing of /etc/master.passwd format files is broken in jumbo. 1.7.9 > > release (and older releases) would extract GECOS, home directory, and > > shell out of /etc/master.passwd format files in typical cases, whereas > > jumbo would not. (My patch preserves and enhances this functionality.) > > > > I understand that the way this was implemented was hackish and unclear > > (there was no comment), so no wonder it got dropped when someone else > > reworked the code. (I've made it cleaner and added a comment now.) > > In the bleeding branch, while merging other core changes, I have > re-enabled some features that was commented out or otherwise lost in > Jumbo. If this is not one of those things (I don't remember the > details), I'll keep it in mind when merging your core changes. This > merge will incorporate tons of head-scratching anyway and I will > definitely need it to be audited by you and Jim afterwards. bleeding-jumbo currently lacks support for /etc/master.passwd format files just like magnum-jumbo does. Alexander
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