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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: HP-UX 11 limits password length to 8 characters


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: HP-UX 11 limits password length to 8 characters
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 11:11:57 -0400
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Bruno Haible wrote:

Paul Eggert wrote:
Personally I'd just use my own replacement code.

Also see:

http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-inetutils/2001-02/msg00023.html

where inetutils had a similar problem.  I don't think they fixed it
either.

To solve this, I've now added a module 'getpass-gnu' to gnulib. It provides
a GNU getpass() in all cases. Description: "getpass() function: read a
password of arbitrary length from /dev/tty."

Hope this helps.

Thanks. I've updated CVS to use the new API, though in this case I am not sure it was necessary. I had previously simply added getpass.c to cvslib_a_SOURCES in lib/Makefile.am and called gl_PREREQ_GETPASS directly from configure.in rather than gl_FUNC_GETPASS.

Regardless, the modules doc should be useful for some.

Thanks,

Derek

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