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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject RFC use APR's getpass() instead of native getpass() on HP-UX?
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2004 14:36:32 GMT
HP-UX apparently has no other function than getpass(), and it silently
truncates after 8 characters.  There are Apache httpd and Subversion
users grappling with this limit.  (It caused a some puzzlement for me
with cvs too, but APR won't help that ;) )

The hint from Joe is to set ac_cv_func_getpass=no before running
configure.  A nicer way would be to add a configure option such as
--enable-apr-getpass.  But why not avoid the system getpass() by
default?  Is maintaining compatibility with limitations of other
applications on the same system preferable to breaking compatibility
with the same application used on different systems with different
native capabilities?

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