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Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:55:23 -0500
From: Robert Moskowitz <>
To: "geo.inbox.ignored" <>,
Subject: make failed - Re: Need a little help cracking one

I downloaded john-1.8.0-jumbo.1.tar.gz, set up the build environment 
(this on a Fedora 22 system), did the './configure && make' and it failed.

I am looking over at the screen of that system and see:

Makefile:294: recipe for target '../run/john' failed
make[1]: *** [../run/john] error 1
something about leaving directory
Makefile:185: recipe for target 'default' failed
make: *** [default] Error 2

So now what?

thank you


On 12/12/2016 12:41 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 12/12/2016 12:14 AM, geo.inbox.ignored wrote:
>> *re-sending* 1st attempt did not post
>> On 12/10/2016 11:43 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> I wish to crack a root password from one of my servers.  For practical
>>> reasons, I cannot reboot the system in single user mode and change the
>>> password.  I have done this times past for other servers.
>> }}
>> one does not always need JtR for password problems.
>> you do not mention what distrib you are using, so i pass
>> along what will work with centos 6.8
>> ]$ sudo sh
> The problem I created for myself is this distro comes without sudo and 
> I did not add it.
> Bad move on my part, but I had always used 'su' and did not notice 
> sudo was absent until I needed it.
> Bob
>> [sudo] password for geo:
>> sh-4.1# passwd
>> Changing password for user root.
>> New password:
>> Retype new password:
>> passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
>> sh-4.1# exit
>> ]$
>> if you did not create a 'user' account for server, then your
>> problem is one that you brought on yourself for not having
>> done so.
>> a rule to _remember_, if you create a system, *always* create
>> a 'user' for system so that you do not have to run as 'root',
>> except when running at level 1.
>> hth.
>> much luck.

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