cracklib - A password-checking library

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package filename cracklib-2.9.7-alt1.i586.rpm
Package name cracklib
Package version 2.9.7
Package release alt1
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category System/Libraries
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 634.89 KB
Installed size 634.89 KB
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-words


Package Version Architecture Repository
cracklib-2.9.7-alt1.x86_64.rpm 2.9.7 x86_64 Classic
cracklib - - -


Name Value
cracklib-utils = 2.9.7-alt1:sisyphus+226424.100.1.2 - - - - -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -
rpmlib(PosttransFiletriggers) -
rpmlib(SetVersions) -


Name Value
cracklib = 2.9.7-alt1:sisyphus+226424.100.1.2 -


Type URL
Binary Package cracklib-2.9.7-alt1.i586.rpm
Source Package cracklib-2.9.7-alt1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install cracklib rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install cracklib




2019-04-02 - Yuri N. Sedunov <> 2.9.7-alt1
- 2.9.7 (fixed CVE-2016-6318)
2018-03-23 - Aleksei Nikiforov <> 2.9.6-alt1.1.1
- (NMU) Rebuilt with python-3.6.4.
2016-03-17 - Ivan Zakharyaschev <> 2.9.6-alt1.1
- (NMU) rebuild with python3-3.5 & rpm-build-python3-0.1.10
(for ABI dependence and new python3(*) reqs)
2015-10-26 - Yuri N. Sedunov <> 2.9.6-alt1
- 2.9.6
2015-09-09 - Yuri N. Sedunov <> 2.9.5-alt1
- 2.9.5
- python3-module subpackage
2013-12-07 - Yuri N. Sedunov <> 2.9.1-alt1
- 2.9.1
- fixed filetrigger (ALT #29637)
2013-06-13 - Yuri N. Sedunov <> 2.9.0-alt1
- 2.9.0
2013-01-07 - Yuri N. Sedunov <> 2.8.22-alt1
- 2.8.22
- prepared for build of python3-module-%name subpackage
2012-07-11 - Yuri N. Sedunov <> 2.8.19-alt1
- 2.8.19
- created empty words database in %install, implemented posttrans filetrigger
for automatic update words database (ALT #27519).
2011-10-22 - Vitaly Kuznetsov <> 2.8.18-alt1.1
- Rebuild with Python-2.7

See Also

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