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Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:40:26 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: fopen: john.rec: No such file or directory

On 3 Aug, 2012, at 16:25 , magnum <> wrote:
> On 2012-07-17, Frank Dittrich wrote:
>> On 2012-04-20 13:05, magnum wrote:
>>> Using core JtR, I can run a session from src directory, stop the
>>> job, and resume just using "../run/john -res"
>>> But using released Jumbo-5 or latest git, this does not work, I
>>> get "fopen: john.rec: No such file or directory". A workaround is
>>> adding the session file path "../run/john -res:../run/john".
>> The error is already present in john-1.7.9-jumbo-3.
> ...
>> Here's one more data point: john-1.7.8-jumbo-8 works.
>> path.c is the same for john-1.7.8-jumbo-8 and john-1.7.9-jumbo-3. 
>> recovery.c as well.
>> I would suggest having a closer look at the options.c and john.c 
>> diffs between these versions.
> I just did, like this:
> $ git diff -w JOHN_1_7_8_JUMBO_8..1.7.9-jumbo-3 options.c john.c
> I can't see any changes that I think could affect this. I am out of ideas.

Finally nailed it. Someone had moved path_init() down so things were not initialized in the right order.


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