Package Details: mkpasswd 5.4.3-1

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Package Base: mkpasswd
Description: Tool for creating password hashes suitable for /etc/shadow
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: julianbrost
Maintainer: julianbrost
Last Packager: julianbrost
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.279721
First Submitted: 2017-08-09 22:55
Last Updated: 2019-07-06 15:46

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victorbrca commented on 2019-07-08 15:52

Thank you for the explanation @julianbrost. I just looked at the PKGBUILD and Makefile and saw that it only installs 'mkpasswd'.

My apologies for wrongly filing it as outdated. I had the impression that something might be fishy with the package when I first looked at it.

julianbrost commented on 2019-07-06 15:41

@victorbrca The linked Github repo is indeed the correct one. For whatever reason, this mkpasswd program is maintained in the whois repo: See also Debian, where the mkpasswd binary is even part of the whois package:

victorbrca commented on 2019-07-06 15:03

I have this package installed on my system and the command 'mkpasswd' works, however, looking at the info page for the package the GitHub repo points to a repository that has nothing to do with the package (

When I google for 'mkpasswd' I find a repo that has been disowned ( and that user is no longer on GitHub.

This seems very fishy!

julianbrost commented on 2017-08-19 14:26

@chimo Thanks for the hint, I didn't notice that. Do you or anyone else have any suggestions for renaming the file? That sounds more preferable to me than just adding a conflict to the package.

chimo commented on 2017-08-12 02:33

I think this conflicts with the "expect" package, which also provides a `mkpasswd` binary: