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Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:21:41 -0500
From: Robert Moskowitz <>
Subject: Re: make failed - Re: Need a little help
 cracking one password

On 12/12/2016 06:54 PM, magnum wrote:
> On 2016-12-13 00:33, Robert Moskowitz wrote:>
>> On 12/12/2016 06:25 PM, magnum wrote:
>>> On 2016-12-12 23:55, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> Unfortunately that version is way older than reasonable.
>> And I got it via the wiki.  Perhaps someone can update the wiki
>> accordingly?
> Nearly all wikis are (at least partly) outdated, it's the downside 
> with the very idea. But feel free to update it yourself, that's the 
> upside of it! Failing that, what specific page was this, please?

I got the source via:

Look right below the Github location.

I don't like updating some other group's wiki.  What would I change, not 
being part of the work effort?

But I have JtR running now with my limited mask.  Status gives an ETA of 

Thank you for all your help.

If I am wrong about the password mask, I have worked out a way to MAYBE 
move sudo (btw, this is Redsleeve 6 distro) to my user account and see 
if that works.  If not then the pain of the taking the system down and 
resetting the password.  Afterall, I could have a power outage that 
exceeds my UPS capacity...


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