cracklib - A password-checking library

Property Value
Distribution ROSA 2012.1
Repository ROSA Main i586
Package name cracklib
Package version 2.8.18
Package release 2-rosa2012.1
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 103.64 KB
Download size 32.74 KB
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CrackLib tests passwords to determine whether they match certain
security-oriented characteristics. You can use CrackLib to stop
users from choosing passwords which would be easy to guess. CrackLib
performs certain tests:
* It tries to generate words from a username and gecos entry and
checks those words against the password;
* It checks for simplistic patterns in passwords;
* It checks for the password in a dictionary.
CrackLib is actually a library containing a particular
C function which is used to check the password, as well as
other C functions. CrackLib is not a replacement for a passwd
program; it must be used in conjunction with an existing passwd
Install the cracklib package if you need a program to check users'
passwords to see if they are at least minimally secure. If you
install CrackLib, you'll also want to install the cracklib-dicts


Package Version Architecture Repository
cracklib-2.8.18-2-rosa2012.1.x86_64.rpm 2.8.18 x86_64 ROSA Main
cracklib - - -


Name Value
cracklib == 2.8.18-2:2012.1


Name Value
lib64crack2 < 2.8.15
libcrack2 < 2.8.15


Type URL
Binary Package cracklib-2.8.18-2-rosa2012.1.i586.rpm
Source Package cracklib-2.8.18-2.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install cracklib rpm package:
    # urpmi cracklib




2012-02-22 - abf
- The release updated by ABF
2011-05-03 - Funda Wang <> 2.8.18-1mdv2011.0
+ Revision: 663999
- br gettext-devel
+ Oden Eriksson <>
- 2.8.18
- rediffed P0
- added fixes from fedora (P1+P2)
- mass rebuild
2010-10-30 - Shlomi Fish <> 2.8.16-2mdv2011.0
+ Revision: 590592
- Bump to new release for python-2.7
2010-03-03 - Frederik Himpe <> 2.8.16-1mdv2010.1
+ Revision: 514005
- update to new version 2.8.16

See Also

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