Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:29:36 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion password hashes (salted SHA-512) Peter, On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 08:08:59AM -0700, Link, Peter R. wrote: > Has anyone tried this on a Mac? The instructions at http://openwall.info/wiki/internal/perl/cpan have only been tested on Linux by us, but they're not OS-specific. They should also work on OS X and on other Unix-like systems as-is (you might need to explicitly choose "bash" as your shell, though). > Grigoriy seemed to have a "fun" time installing it and getting it to work. That wiki page lists two options: install under a user account or install globally (but do most of the work as non-root for safety). You only need to do one of these things, not both. Unless you're setting up a server for others to use (e.g., shared web hosting, where many users will need a new Perl module you're installing), I suggest that you install CPAN modules under a user account only. So you don't need Grigoriy's instructions, which are for a global install. > I'm not a programmer but I'll dig around to see if I can find a way to get it to work within OSX. Not promising anything. I appreciate you trying to help, but I think there's some misunderstanding here. I posted this wiki page URL as I thought it could help you and others use Jean-Michel's Perl script without running the CPAN shell and downloaded CPAN module code as root, which would be a major unjustified security risk (in my opinion). The instructions should work as-is. If you do try this out, please feel free to report success or failure (unexpected) in here, but you really don't have to. I think that for your own use, you were also satisfied with the script that Jim and I worked on. Jean-Michel's script has the advantage of theoretically(?) being more future-proof (more likely to work on plist files from a future version of Mac OS X). So I'd like to keep both scripts available (likely as part of the next -jumbo). Thanks, Alexander
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