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Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:08:37 +0100
From: Sven Koesling <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: john compiled for mac os not working

Thanks a lot Alexander,

I read the Readme, but I missunderstood this part ( obviously ). 


Am 06.03.2012 um 05:35 schrieb Solar Designer <>:

> On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 06:12:19PM +0100, Sven Koesling wrote:
>> I have a problem using john under mac os x (lion, 10.7). For testing I use
>> an unshadowed passwd file called pwd from a linux test machine.
> It appears that you have SHA-crypt hashes.  John only supports those on
> recent Linux and Solaris systems.  doc/README says:
> "When running on Linux distributions with glibc 2.7+, John 1.7.6+
> additionally supports (and autodetects) SHA-crypt hashes (which are
> actually used by recent versions of Fedora and Ubuntu), with optional
> OpenMP parallelization (requires GCC 4.2+, needs to be explicitly
> enabled at compile-time by uncommenting the proper OMPFLAGS line near
> the beginning of the Makefile).
> Similarly, when running on recent versions of Solaris, John 1.7.6+
> supports and autodetects SHA-crypt and SunMD5 hashes, also with
> optional OpenMP parallelization ..."
> However, magnum has since implemented support for SHA-crypt in an
> OS-independent way.  This functionality is available in his github tree,
> which is going to become the next -jumbo release.  You may give it a try:
> git clone git://
> Alexander

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