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Re: (ITS#4643) please don't use hpux getpass()

On 8/17/06, Pierangelo Masarati <ando@sys-net.it> wrote:

Thank you for responding.

> deckrider@gmail.com wrote:
> > On HP-UX B.11.23 ia64, openldap 2.3.24 decides to use getpass().  This causes
> > problems, because our passwords are longer than 8 characters.  Thus, users with
> > passwords longer than 8 cannot use the password prompt.
> >
> Having passwords consistently limited to 8 chars by consistently using
> system-provided facilities may be considered a feature rather than a
> bug;

Within the context of ldapsearch, I don't follow that rationale.

And anyway, what does openldap do automatically if it finds both
getpass() and getpassphrase(), and why?  Shouldn't that same logic be
followed consistently throughout?

> however...
> > I've removed the check for getpass() in the configure script,
> ... if you think it's a bug, you should simply set
> ac_cv_func_getpass=no
> when running configure.

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know this.