Cygwin ccrypt differs to linux ccrypt

marco atzeri
Fri Jun 28 09:42:00 GMT 2013

Il 6/28/2013 10:52 AM, Chris Mingay ha scritto:
> Hi all,
> Up to date Cygwin running on Windows 2003 Server with ccrypt version
> 1.10 (up to date)
> Up to date Ubuntu 12.04 with ccrypt version 1.9 (up to date, according
> to apt-get)
> I've encrypted a file using ccrypt in Cygwin and I am unable to
> decrypt it on the linux box (Ubuntu 12.04). I am able to decrypt it on
> my Windows 7 box which also runs cygwin.
> I'm looking for confirmation as to whether this might be considered
> normal behaviour? I understand if this is the case, but I am unable to
> find written confirmation anywhere regarding it.
> Thanks
> -Chris

Hi Chris,
does the reverse works :
Crypting on Ubuntu and decrypting on Cygwin ?

these are all the changes reported upstream between 1.10 and 1.9:

v1.10 2012/10/18
         (2012/10/16) PS1 - ccguess: tweaked the ordering of guesses
         (2012/10/16) PS1 - ccguess: added -t option
         (2012/10/15) PS1 - ccguess: use a 64-bit counter
         (2012/10/14) PS1 - ccguess: updated exit status
         (2012/10/14) PS1 - ccguess: added -n option
         (2012/10/14) PS1 - ccguess: do not turn off character echoing on
         password entry.
         (2012/10/14) PS1 - ccguess: allow multiple files to be tested
         (2012/10/12) PS1 - ccguess: added -c option
         (2012/10/11) PS1 - removed intltool build dependency
         (2012/10/11) PS1 - fixed fchown() compiler warning, again
         (2012/10/10) PS1 - added ccguess program
         (2012/08/31) PS1 - man page: fixed name and usage of emacs package
         (2011/05/13) PS1 - autoconf: new CADD variable to add to CFLAGS
         (2011/01/08) PS1 - more error handling improvements: check output
         of fflush, crypt
         (2011/01/07) PS1 - fixed potential buffer overrun in make_nonce()
         (2011/01/07) PS1 - better separation of i/o errors and other
         system errors
         (2011/01/07) PS1 - test suite: added environment variable
         CHECK_CCRYPT to allow binaries outside the build tree to be tested
         (2010/12/28) PS1 - emacs support: use existing buffer password
         when re-reading a file; improved status messages
         (2010/12/24) PS1 - more handling of unlikely errors
         (2010/12/23) PS1 - fixed Rijndael reference code compiler warnings
         (2010/12/23) PS1 - check for i/o errors in stream mode
         (2010/12/23) PS1 - added frees in error handlers and at top level
         (2010/12/23) PS1 - fixed fchown() compiler warning
         (2010/11/10) PS1 - emacs support: fixed mapcar compiler warnings
         (2010/08/08) PS1 - build a convenience library libccrypt.a
         (2009/11/16) PS1 - rpm.spec: fix deprecated copyright tag,
         reported by Johannes Ruscheinski.
         (2009/09/09) PS1 - portability: made sources C++ compatible.
         (2009/09/04) PS1 - autoconf: added --disable-emacs option.
         (2009/09/04) PS1 - portability: fixed $EXEEXT error (bug

the cygwin package is 99.99% a vanilla one.
I just adjusted the build system, but not touched at all the source.


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