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Problem with cvslogin and GETPASS on HP/UX

From: Christian Robottom Reis
Subject: Problem with cvslogin and GETPASS on HP/UX
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:57:54 -0200 (BRST)

Hi there,

I've just noticed that logins on my HP/UX box here didnt work to the
repository. Since we have a number of different OS' here I found it very
odd. It turns out the problem is GETPASS (which is a macro to native
getpass() ) truncating passwords at 8 chars, which makes it useless for
reading most passwords for cvs.

Has anyone run into this problem before? And does anybody know of a decent
getpass() replacement that we could use for this purpose to let cvs login
properly over the multipls OS' without depending on a native (potentially 
broken) version.

I've tried using Bugzilla at but since it denies creating new
bugs (why? would be very nice) perhaps someone in the development team
could create one with my proposal? 

I'll try and find time to dig up a replacement for getpass to provide a

Take care,
Christian Reis, Senior Engineer, Async Open Source, Brazil. | [+55 16] 272 3330 | NMFL

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