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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:20:51 +0100
From: colin wright <>
To: Dhiru Kholia <>,
Subject: Re: Trouble getting started - can anyone offer advice? (now solved)

Thank you for the swift response ...


	libssl-dev now installed, problem solved using jumbo.
	Vanilla version still doesn't work, unrecognised format.

Details follow.


> > $ ./john mypasswd
> > No password hashes loaded (see FAQ)
> I am using jumbo version from
> ""
> and it successfully cracked the hash (password is "games").

> $ ../run/john hash
> Warning: detected hash type "sha512crypt", but
> the string is also recognized as "crypt"
> Use the "--format=crypt" option to force loading
> these as that type instead

$ ./john --format=crypt mypasswd
Unknown ciphertext format name requested

$ ./john --format=sha512crypt mypasswd
Unknown ciphertext format name requested

>> I've also tried downloading the "jumbo" version,
>> but the make fails on that, and it would be good
>> to get the vanilla version working first anyway.
> Please post the errors you got. Is libssl-dev (IIRC)
> installed on your Ubuntu system?

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lssl
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypto
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz

I would guess not.

$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev


$ make clean generic


$ cd ../run
$ ./john mypasswd
Loaded 5 password hashes with 5 different salts (sha512crypt [32/32])
games            (games)


Problem solved - thank you very much.

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