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Re: Orphaned chntpw (NT password changer / registry editor) in EPEL

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 11:49:25AM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 08:30:36AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > 
> > I was the maintainer of this package, but I have orphaned this package
> > in EPEL.
> > 
> > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/chntpw
> > 
> > Because it has a non-responsive upstream and the code internally is
> > quite horrible, we wrote a clean, secure replacement library (called
> > 'hivex'[1]), and so I am no longer interested in maintaining this
> > package.
> Is hivex compatible with chntpw (same command-line, assuming that 
> both are command-line applications)? If it is so, maybe it could
> obsolete chntpw. I think it is important in EPEL to have all abandonned
> packages to be obsoleted.

No, they're not compatible.  chntpw also does more -- we don't do
anything with editing NT passwords.


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